PHOENIX — Michael Beasley scored a season-high 27 points and the Phoenix Suns rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth straight road loss, 92-86 on Wednesday night.
The dramatic comeback came in Steve Nash’s first game in Phoenix since he left for the Lakers after last season.
The Lakers, who had won three straight — all at home — lost Dwight Howard when he reinjured his right shoulder with 6:57 to play.
Beasley scored on a scrambling layup as the shot clock was expiring to put the Suns ahead 88-86 with 43.8 seconds to play.
Kobe Bryant had 17 points and nine assists, but missed what would have been the tying layup with 24 seconds to play.
Also on Wednesday:
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading New York past reeling Orlando.
ATLANTA — Al Horford scored 22 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining, and Atlanta beat Toronto, who was short-handed after a trade (see story, C1).
NEW YORK — LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Miami blew out Brooklyn in the second half of its 13th win in a row over the Nets.
PHILADELPHIA — Jrue Holiday scored 21 points, Nick Young had 18 and struggling Philadelphia got a rare win.
BOSTON — Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Boston won its second game since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury.
INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Indiana snap a three-game skid.
MILWAUKEE — Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading Chicago past Milwaukee.
MINNEAPOLIS — Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift Los Angeles.
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 22 points and the Spurs never trailed in extending their winning streak to nine games.
SALT LAKE CITY — Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and Utah beat New Orleans.
DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 27 points, and Kenneth Faried had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Denver to its fifth straight win.