Lakers – Kings Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from the Lakers’ blowout 113-80 win over Sacramento, produced on Friday evening at STAPLES Center to improve the team to 14-6 on the season.

68 Points in the paint scored by the Lakers, compared with just 30 from the Kings. The margin was worse in the first half, L.A. dominating 34-4.

52 Bench points for the Lakers, many of which came in the fourth quarter as L.A.’s starters iced their knees. Shannon Brown led the way with 14, alongside four assists and three steals.

35 First half points scored by the Kings on 33 percent shooting, putting SAC in a 17-point hole at halftime.

31 L.A.’s biggest lead, attained in the middle of the third quarter on Lamar Odom’s and-1 layup.

27 Minutes played by Pau Gasol, who was questionable heading into the evening with a tight left hamstring. No matter. Gasol scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with five assists, five rebounds and three blocks.

22 Points from Kobe Bryant in 26 minutes of action, coming on 8-of-19 shooting, alongside four assists and three boards with two steals.

19 Combined points for Lakers second round picks Derrick Caracter (10) and Devin Ebanks (nine) on an efficient 9-for-12 field goals. Each rookie hit their new career high in points.

5 Rebounds for Steve Blake, matching his season high. Blake hit all three of L.A.’s three-pointers towards his 11 total points.

4 The Lakers (14-6) rank in the Western Conference standings due to the now-snapped four game losing streak, as fellow veteran teams San Antonio (16-3), Dallas (15-4) and Utah (15-6) occupy the top three spots.

1 Sacramento’s rebounding edge at 40-39, surprising in such an uncompetitive contest.