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Why the Lakers Lost Game 4 to the Suns

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What in the hell happened to the Lakers? Or is the better question, what got in to the Phoenix Suns?

Instead of dictating their game, the Lakers chased around the Suns all night looking like a shell of a team. Whatever the problem, the Suns looked too comfortable all game long. Go inside to Louis Amundson? Check. Channing Frye knocking down a three? Check. It just looked too easy for the Suns which is a shocking turn of events after how frustrated they were in the first two games at the Staples Center.

“Everyone wants to talk about the offensive side of the ball,” Kobe Bryant said in the postgame press conference. “It has nothing to do with it. We’ve got to defend.”

“We lost the game because our defense sucked,” Kobe added later.