Shaq scores 33, Kobe 49 as Phoenix beat the Lakers 118-111Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal scored 33 and the Phoenix Suns overcame a 49-point performance by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-111 on Sunday.
Matt Barnes added 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Suns, without Steve Nash for the third straight game, beat the Lakers for the first time in four tries this season.
Pau Gasol added 30 for the Lakers, who have lost two in a row for just the third time this season.
After his 45-point game against Toronto on Friday night, O'Neal has consecutive 30-point games for the first time since March 5-7, 2004, when he and Bryant were dominating teammates in Los Angeles.