Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 10-10, Suns 11-9.
Record vs. Suns (2012-13): 2-2.
Update: The Suns are a surprise so far, staying in early contention for a playoff spot despite salary-dumping center Marcin Gortat in a trade with Washington. Former Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe is a blur, averaging 18.6 points and six assists. The Suns own quality victories over Portland (twice) and Houston, but also lost to Sacramento (twice), Utah and Brooklyn.