Phoenix Suns Earn Last Laugh in Steve Nash's Return

By Dan Parzych
(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Normally, a matchup against the Phoenix Suns wouldn’t be anything to get too excited about for the Los Angeles Lakers, but since it was Steve Nash‘s first game against his former team–it was kind of a big deal. Unfortunately for Nash and the Lakers, they let another game that seemed like a win slip away from their hands after falling apart in the fourth quarter.

After dominating the Suns for the first three quarters, the Lakers were outscored 29-13 in the fourth quarter before going on to lose the game 92-86 as Michael Beasley led the way for Phoenix with 27 points. Despite their disappointing record, Los Angeles finally seemed like they were beginning to turn things around over the last couple of games, but Wednesday’s disappointing loss in Nash’s return to Phoenix shows this team still has plenty of concerns to work out over the remainder of the regular season.

The Lakers acquired Nash during the offseason with the intention of having one of the league’s most talented teams, but that’s clearly been far from the case as this team wouldn’t even be in the playoffs if the season ended today. At the beginning of the season, Nash’s return to Phoenix seemed like it would be an easy win for a team with as much talent as the Lakers, but that clearly wasn’t the case on Wednesday.

Instead, the fans were lucky enough to see Nash return and see their beloved Suns earn a win out of it as well.

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