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Locked On Suns Wednesday: Suns prove legitimacy in tightly contested loss to Lakers

Even though Phoenix lost 123-115 to LA, this team once more proved how improved they truly are.

We break down Phoenix’s narrow loss to the Lakers, 123-115, at home in another promising game for the upstart Suns.

As always, we begin with the positives, and there were plenty, from the three-point shooting to the strong play of Ricky Rubio and Dario Saric. Despite giving up 123 points, this still felt like a game the Suns stayed in because of their defensive energy and shooting.

We also discuss Kelly Oubre Jr., who has struggled against two big playmaking wings in the past week in Jimmy Butler and LeBron James. Is there any way for the Suns to stop those guys? Could Cam Johnson be part of the answer after another strong game?

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