Lakers – Clippers Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from the Wednesday evening Lakers victory the Clippers at STAPLES Center that saw L.A.’s record improve to 16-6 on the season.

58 Feet covered through the air by Shannon Brown’s heave to close the third quarter. It swished home, capping his personal run of 11 points in the final three-plus minutes of the period when the Lakers really needed a bench boost. Brown made all four of his field goals, including three triples, to cut the Clips lead from 12 to six heading into the fourth, and Phil Jackson specifically mentioned the shot’s impact on his team’s energy down the stretch.

52.6 L.A.’s shooting percentage in the fourth quarter after it managed to make only 39.3 percent through the first three periods. The Lakers outscored the Clippers 22-15 in the final period.

30 Minutes played by Kobe Bryant, an uncommon fact in a close game. Phil Jackson let the bench unit ride as his Killer B’s were playing well early in the fourth quarter, and the extra rest seemed to do Bryant good as he buried back-to-back tough shots in the final two minutes.

24 Points scored by Bryant and Eric Gordon to lead their respective teams. Bryant was highly efficient, making 9-of-15 shots, and added four assists on the evening.

18 Total points for Pau Gasol and Odom, this a day after they went for 45 total against Washington.

13 The Clippers advantage on the glass, 52-39, signifying which team had the younger, fresher legs. Both Griffin and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 11 rebounds, including seven offensive as the red and blue team totaled 13 offensive boards to L.A.’s six.