Here is what you need to know before the Lakers pay a visit to the Phoenix Suns.
1) Lessons from loss No. 2
The Lakers went more than two weeks without a loss, winning seven straight until the defending-champion Raptors finally put an end to the streak on Sunday night.
Even with Anthony Davis dropping 27 points and LeBron James collecting his fourth triple-double of the year, the Lakers were unable to cover up flaws on both ends of the floor. The Lakers’ top-ranked defense showed its so-far-lone Achilles heel, surrendering 32 fast-break points.