won't be in the playoffs
Devin Booker scored 32 points and the Phoenix Suns won their franchise-record 63rd game of the season Tuesday night
Beating a Lakers team minus LeBron James 121-110 to eliminate Los Angeles from the play-in race and postseason play.
It was a tight game during the first half but Phoenix used a 29-9 run in the third quarter to create separation
The rest of the game was essentially a celebration for the Suns, who danced and dunked their way past the forlorn Lakers.
Los Angeles — playing without James for a second straight game because of a sprained ankle
Deandre Ayton had 22 points for Phoenix (63-16), which avoided its first three-game losing streak of the season.
The Suns took a 63-58 into halftime. Booker scored 16 points and Ayton added 14. Westbrook had 18 points for the Lakers before the break.
Phoenix pulled away in the third quarter, jumping to an 84-65 advantage in the first six minutes.
Booker scored 16 points in the third and finished 12 of 22 from the field, including 6 for 9 from 3-point range.
Davis and James missed significant chunks of the season with injuries and Westbrook never seemed to mesh well with his new team.