We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s 19-point victory (125-104) over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at STAPLES Center:
11,000 Career points reached by Lamar Odom early in the third quarter, making him just the 29th player in NBA history to reach 11,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists. Furthermore, only nine players reached that milestone faster, a list of legends: Larry Bird (527 games), Chris Webber (667), Kevin Garnett (681), Oscar Robertson (688), Abdul-Jabbar (691), Wilt Chamberlain (691), Elgin Baylor (716), Alvan Adams (718) and Bill Russell (746). Odom has now played 751 games, totaling 17 points, eight boards and six assists in his latest.
122 Straight minutes in which the Lakers have held the lead, starting early in the second quarter at Phoenix and continuing through wire-to-wire victories over Golden State and Memphis.
50 Bench points for the Lakers, paced by 16 from Matt Barnes, 13 from Shannon Brown and 10 from Steve Blake.
23 More rebounds gathered by the Lakers than the Grizzlies. Matt Barnes led the way with 14 boards, while Pau Gasol grabbed 13 in 28 minutes (adding 21 points and five assists).
23 Points scored by Bryant in the first half on 7-of-10 shooting, including a run of three consecutive three-pointers across a two-minute stretch of the second period.
15 Combined number of points, assists and rebounds by which Pau Gasol (39) out-totaled his brother Marc (24) as both played the same number of minutes (28).
14 Second half turnovers for the Lakers, up 20 points throughout nearly the entire stanza, as Phil Jackson lamented things getting a bit sloppy. L.A. had only five turnovers in the first half.
9 Offensive rebounds corralled by Barnes, who was just two boards off his career high of 16 despite playing only 26 minutes.