The Phoenix Suns (34-24) showcased their depth as four players scored in the 20s, securing a crucial 123-113 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers (31-28) on Sunday.

Grayson Allen led the charge with 24 points, supported by Kevin Durant’s 22 points and an impressive performance from Jusuf Nurkic, who tallied 18 points, 22 rebounds, and seven assists.

Despite missing Bradley Beal due to injury, the Suns capitalized on their depth, with newcomer Royce O’Neale contributing 20 points and 10 rebounds, bolstering their offensive firepower.

The Lakers, led by LeBron James’ 28 points and Anthony Davis’ 22 points and 14 rebounds, fought back after trailing by 20 points in the first quarter, but couldn’t overtake the Suns in the fourth.

The Suns’ strong start, which saw them take a 38-18 lead in the first quarter, set the tone for the game, and they maintained their advantage to secure a pivotal win.

With both teams vying to avoid the play-in tournament in the Western Conference, the victory propels the Suns to the eighth seed, ahead of the Lakers in ninth place, in a tight playoff race.