The Los Angeles Lakers are not on a Losing Streak anymore after defeating the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers arrived in Arizona with an eight-game losing streak, and the team was yet to capture a win since February 10th. On Thursday the 9th of March, Los Angeles has ended its drought after handing a 122-110 defeat to the Suns.

After a three-pointer made by Julius Randle with four minutes and 52 seconds left on the clock, the Lakers opened up a 21-point lead 116-95. But the Suns were not interested in giving up, and did reduce the deficit to nine points 117-108 with two minutes and nine seconds to be played.

However a bigger drama was escaped, and the team from Hollywood ended the game on the winning side.

D'Angelo Russell came up big for the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell was feeling it on Thursday against the Phoenix Suns. Russell led the way for his team, scoring 28 points on a 10-of-20 shooting from the field and on a 6-of-9 shooting beyond the three-point line. The 21-year-old added three assists and steals, as well as four rebounds. The rest of the team had it going as well, as five more Laker player finished the game in double-digits. Jordan Clarkson had 19 points, Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac scored 14 points, and Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr. both had 13 points.

Where are the Lakers ranked now?

With a record of 20 wins and 45 losses on the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are ranked at number 15 in the Western Conference, the last position. They hold the second worst record in the league as well, behind Brooklyn's of 11 wins and 52 losses. The team from LA is still in a great position to land a top-3 pick in this year's NBA draft.

Heading back to Los Angeles

Next up for the Los Angeles Lakers will be the Philadelphia 76ers, on March 12th at Staples Center. The two teams have met once this season, with LA prevailing against the 76ers in Philadelphia. The Lakers could clinch the season series over Philly this week, as the match on Sunday will be their last of the season.