Lakers – Grizzlies Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s Sunday evening loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at STAPLES Center, which saw the team’s record fall to 23-11 on the season.

1 Offensive boards in the first half for the Lakers. They managed five in the second half, but six was still just half of their usual 12.21.

5 Blocks for Andrew Bynum, who was L.A.’s lone bright spot in the contest. He added nine points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes and continues to look a bit better physically every game. Nov. 29, 2009 was the last time ‘Drew registered five blocks in a regular season game.

7 More rebounds claimed by the Grizzlies, who controlled the glass throughout the contest.

14 More paint points for Memphis (50-36).

17 Points in the third quarter for Kobe Bryant, who’d finish with a team-high 28 on the night. That didn’t seem to help L.A.’s D, however, as the home team conceded 31 points in the quarter to allow Memphis a 15-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

20 Turnovers for the Lakers, a big problem throughout the contest. Memphis took exactly twice as good care of the ball (10 TO’s).

27 Points for Rudy Gay, who continued his terrific year by leading the Grizz to their second win over the Lakers in three games.

46.5 L.A.’s shooting percentage, which wasn’t the problem, as the lack of offensive rebounds and high volume of turnovers didn’t create enough shots.