The Lakers (4-2) took the lead for good midway through the first quarter, using three straight buckets from Chris Mihm in opening a 19-9 lead at the 5:19 mark. Mihm had 15 points.
Los Angeles had six players in double figures, leading by as many as 19 points in both the second and third quarters.
Amare Stoudemire went 16-of-22 from the foul line in leading Phoenix with a game-high 24 points. But the Suns (4-1) led only once in the game, played at the Thomas & Mack Center at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kobe Bryant only saw action in the first and third quarters, finishing with 12 points, three assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes.