We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s Wednesday evening victory in Sacramento, the fifth straight for the Purple and Gold:
0 Triple-doubles from Kobe Bryant in 2009-10 despite coming within an odd rebound or assist several times. It took him only five games for his first of 2010-11, however, as he totaled 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds against Sacramento without a single turnover.
3 Lakers turnovers in the first three quarters, a ridiculously low average of one per period. That matched the team’s all-time low for a game set on 12/30/01 against Houston, but three final quarter turnovers gave them six for the game (still to the pleasure of Phil Jackson).
4 Double-double for Pau Gasol in four of five games after another solid effort against the Kings, in which he posted 22 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.
6 Points in a manner of seconds with roughly three minutes to go for Derek Fisher. Just as the Kings cut L.A.’s lead down to seven with a late run, Fisher nailed a corner three, then stripped Beno Udrih and converted an and-1 at the other end to show once again why Jackson has him on the floor.
11 Three-pointers nailed by the Lakers in 21 attempts (52.3 percent), several of which came in run-stopping fashion. Ron Artest and Bryant hit three each, while Lamar Odom was 2-for-2 and Fisher 2-for-3.
80 Odom’s three-point percentage to start the season (8-of-10).
82.1 L.A.’s free throw percentage on the evening thanks to 23-of-28 makes. Bryant and Gasol were a combined 17-of-20 to lead the way.
37,493 Career minutes reached early in the first quarter for the new all-time leading Laker, Kobe Bryant, who passed former holder Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.