On Friday, the latest installment in a series of near-brawls came with 3:17 left in a 122-113 Suns win. Phoenix led by nine when Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope continued to harass point guard Tyler Ulis after a timeout was called. Ulis and Caldwell-Pope started shoving and the well-rehearsed choreography began again. It was on display Oct. 20, when Devin Booker fouled Corey Brewer on a breakaway dunk and Larry Nance Jr. arrived to wallop Booker with a shoulder. Episode 2 came Monday in Pheonix, when Booker began yapping at the Lakers bench after he said a Lakers assistant coach talked trash. “I think because of the fact we’ve played three games in a short period of time it’s kind of like a playoff series,” Coach Luke Walton said. “By game 3, 4, 5 things start to get a little chippy.”