Lakers – Wizards Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from the Lakers victory on Tuesday evening over Washington at STAPLES Center that saw L.A.’s record improve to 15-6 on the season.

1 Triple doubles on the season for Pau Gasol, who scored was two assists away from his second after scoring 21 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing eight dimes … plus five blocks. Gasol’s TD of 20, 14 and 10 came on Nov. 7 against Portland.

8 Games this season in which Kobe Bryant has scored at least 30 points. He’s second in the league in scoring to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (27.4 ppg) with a 26.7 per game average.

10 Of 21 Lakers games in which Gasol has played at least 40 minutes, after another 43 on Tuesday night.

13 Points made up in a three-minute stretch to close the third quarter by the Wizards, who outscored L.A. 14-1 as soon as Bryant, Fisher and Artest went to the bench.

14 Offensive rebounds for the Lakers … in the first half. For some perspective, the Lakers average 12.6 offensive boards a night, good for sixth in the NBA, and finished with 22 in the contest.

30 Points off the bench for Wizards sub Nick Young, a USC product and L.A. native, for his season high. Young made 10-of-17 shots, including 6-of-10 threes, showing that his 171 field goal attempts to eight total assists coming in weren’t a fluke or an accident.

30.7 Lakers shooting percentage in the second half after a 56-percent performance in the first half, allowing the Wizards to hang around.

76 Points away from 11th on the NBA’s All-Time scoring list for Kobe Bryant heading into the game. Bryant posted 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting to cut that margin down to 44. John Havlicek (26,395) will be Bryant’s next victim on the list, while Dominique Wilkins currently ranks 10th with 26,668 career points.