Phoenix Suns drop Game 2 of playoff series to Los Angeles Lakers

May 25, 2021, 9:46 PM | Updated: 11:47 pm
Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) drives past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and ...

Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) drives past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and center Marc Gasol, left, to score during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Phoenix Suns dropped Game 2 of the first round to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, falling 109-102.

The loss tied the series at 1-1.

The Lakers came out hot, shaking off the Sunday night loss and held the lead for most of Game 2.

All eyes were on Chris Paul after he suffered a right shoulder injury in Game 1 that impacted his ability to play in a variety of ways.

The point guard didn’t look fully himself and ended the night with six points, five assists and three rebounds.

Cam Payne had a stellar night, posting 19 points off the bench and most importantly – shooting a 3 to tie up the game in the fourth quarter at 86-86.

A dunk by Deandre Ayton gave the Suns the lead, but it ultimately was not enough.

The two teams now head to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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