A 27-point deficit was too much to overcome, even for Kobe Bryant, and the outcome left the Los Angeles star annoyed at Lakers management.
Jared Dudley scored a season-high 25 points, Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Lakers 102-90 Sunday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
The Lakers, who had won three straight, trailed by 23 at halftime and 27 in the third quarter before cutting it to 10 in the fourth.
Bryant scored 32 points but was 1 of 8 on 3-pointers and committed 10 turnovers, one shy of his career worst.
Afterward, Bryant lashed out at the Lakers' front office over the issue of whether teammate Pau Gasol will be traded. Bryant used a couple of profanities and said it's not fair to Gasol to try to play while wondering where he will be the following day.
Bryant said he doesn't want Gasol to be traded but ''if they're going to do something I wish they would just ... do it. If they're not going to do it, come out and s...