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Lakers end Suns' 6-game win streak after 36-point loss at Minnesota as Kaman powers 115-99 win

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    Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman. back right, drives on Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22) for a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall (12) guards Phoenix Suns guard Ish Smith (3) as he looks for the open in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill (27) battles Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye, back right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore (6) drive on Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green (14) for a basket on a fast break in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Suns forward Shavlik Randolph (43) battles Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman (9) as he goes to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) (The Associated Press)

Chris Kaman had a career-high 28 points along with 17 rebounds while starting at center for the vertigo-stricken Pau Gasol, Jodie Meeks scored 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped the Phoenix' Suns' six-game winning streak with a 115-99 victory Sunday night.

The undermanned Lakers shot 53 percent from the field, avoiding what would have been Phoenix's first season sweep over them since 2004-05. The Suns won the first three meetings by an average margin of 13.3 points, including a 117-90 rout on Dec. 23 at US Airways Center. This was the first meeting between the teams in 2 1/2 months.

The 25-48 Lakers, returning home from a 143-107 shellacking by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, beat a team with a winning record for only the eighth time all season.

Gerald Green scored 22 points off the bench for the Suns.