We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from the Lakers ninth win of the season, Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
1 Free throw shot by the Bucks in the first half, as Milwaukee made an inordinate amount of jump shots to take a 59-57 lead into the break, shooting as high as 72 percent early in the second. The Bucks did manage to get to the line 26 times in the second half, however, though Andrew Bogut made only 2-of-10 attempts.
5 First quarter threes for the Bucks in six attempts, meaning that the Lakers had conceded 27 three-pointers in a five-quarter stretch dating back to Sunday’s loss to Phoenix.
16 Fourth quarter points for Shannon Brown, including an impressive 4-of-4 shooting from three-point land, a major boost off the bench for the visitors. Phil Jackson rightfully rewarded him by giving Brown the full 12 minutes of the fourth.
31 Game-high points for Kobe Bryant, who made all 11 of his field goals and had good elevation on his jumper throughout the contest.
118 Season-high points conceded by the Bucks, who had allowed an NBA-low of 89 points per game coming into the contest, and allowed over 100 points only once, in an OT loss to Boston (102-105). Phil Jackson said that Milwaukee actually pushed the pace, perhaps thinking that was how they could beat L.A. as Phoenix and Denver had.