Lakers – Bucks Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s Tuesday evening loss to the Bucks at STAPLES Center that saw L.A.’s record fall to 21-8 on the season.

53.8 Milwaukee’s first half shooting percentage, as L.A.’s defense waned a bit in early energy coming off the six-game road trip. The Bucks would cool off in the third quarter, hitting just 40 percent, but nail 57.1 percent in the fourth (including 3-of-3 from three-point range) to run away with a victory.

22 More points in the paint for the Lakers than the Bucks. L.A. got 15 points from Pau Gasol, 12 from Lamar Odom and six from Andrew Bynum.

18 Second half points for the league’s shortest player, Earl Boykins, who always seems to stand tall when playing the Lakers. He finished the game with a team-high 22 off the pine, including four triples, all in the second half.

17 Assists for the Lakers, well below their average of 23 per game, in a game in which ball movement was certainly not a strong suit.

16 Shot attempts by Kobe Bryant in 32 minutes en route to 21 points, before No. 24 got tossed out for a double technical (arguing with officials) late in the fourth quarter.

13 The Bucks’ biggest lead, attained at the 4:26 mark of the fourth quarter when Andrew Bogut laid home a Boykins feed after an offensive rebound on the second of John Salmons’s missed free throw.

2 Three-pointers made by the Lakers despite 13 attempts. The Bucks, in contrast, made eight, while Boykins made two more himself.