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Suns vs. Lakers reaction: Suns unable to mount comeback

The Phoenix Suns have won several games this season by coming from behind, but the team was unable to mount the comeback on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers

Stephen Dunn

The Phoenix Suns have been able to win several games this season after falling behind by double-digits, but Alvin Gentry's team was unable to do so on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers, falling at the STAPLES Center by the score of 114-102.

Entering the fourth quarter down eight, some may have thought the Suns had the Lakers right where they wanted them, as the team has made it a habit to comeback late in games. But the team struggled in the closing quarter offensively, despite their hot shooting in the first three quarters of play and scoring 27 or more in the three previous three quarters.

As Sean Sullivan of SB Nation's Phoenix Suns blog, Bright Side of the Sun writes, the play prompted Alvin Gentry to waive the white flag.

However, they were unable to ever mount any sort of comeback this time, and Alvin Gentry finally waived the white flag with around two minutes to go bringing in Kendall Marshall, Wesley Johnson, and Luke Zeller to finish out the game as the Lakers were able to hold on to win it 114-102.

The (4-6) Suns will now head back to Phoenix and prepare to host the visiting Miami Heat, in what will be the second game of a back-to-back for the Suns.