We used numbers to take a look at L.A.’s Wednesday evening contest in Atlanta, the last stop on the team’s 5-game road trip:
81.1 Atlanta’s winning percentage at home. They’ve lost just seven games while winning 30 times, behind only Cleveland, the Lakers and Denver and tied with Orlando.
47 Wins for the Hawks, to 26 losses. L.A. has a seven game edge in the win column at 54-20.
41 Points scored by Kobe Bryant in L.A.’s 118-110 Nov. 1 victory at STAPLES Center. Andrew Bynum added 21 points with Pau Gasol out of the game (hamstring), but this time Gasol’s in and Bynum out (strained Achilles).
40 Consecutive games played by Atlanta without a 3-game losing streak, a record formerly held by the Lakers until the early-March 3-game streak.
39.0 Mike Bibby’s 3-point percentage, which leads the Hawks. Bibby has made 113 triples on the year, while sixth man Jamal Crawford has converted 142-of-376 (37.8 percent) and Joe Johnson 115-of-318 (36.2 percent).
21.3 Points per game averaged by leading scorer Johnson, who also leads the Hawks with 4.8 assists. Johnson had 27 points and nine rebounds against L.A. in the season’s third game.
17.7 Points off the bench averaged by Crawford, putting him solidly in the race for Sixth Man of the Year to lead the league for players who haven’t made a start. The Lakers have gotten inconsistent bench scoring of late particularly since Lamar Odom replaced the injured Bynum in the starting lineup.
11 Active players who have appeared in 1,000 games, including L.A.’s Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher and Atlanta’s Joe Smith.
10.5 Games back of Cleveland for first place in the Eastern Conference for Atlanta, tied with Boston for the third seed.
9.7 Rebounds per game grabbed by Al Horford, who plays slightly out of position at center for the Hawks. Atlanta brings true center Zaza Pachulia off the bench and starts Josh Smith at power forward, who provides a real shot blocking presence off the ball.
7 Three-point field goals taken by Smith this season after 87 attempts last season, when he shot only 29.9 percent. His increased discipline has been a solid development for Atlanta.
4 Smith’s league-wide rank in blocked shots (2.03) from his power forward position, trailing only centers Dwight Howard (2.74), Andrew Bogut (2.52) and Brendan Haywood (2.13).
1 Player in the NBA averaging at least 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists: Josh Smith.