Lakers – Nets Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s Friday evening’s victory over the New Jersey Nets at STAPLES Center, which saw the team’s record improve to 30-11 on the season.

49.3 Lakers shooting percentage in the game thanks to a hot second half, paced by Ron Artest’s 5-of-7, Shannon Brown’s 6-of-10 and Kobe Bryant’s 10-for-19.

35 Free throw attempts for the home team, producing a 14-point advantage despite 10 misses as New Jersey attempted only 17 attempts (11 makes).

35 Points for Brook Lopez in a losing effort thanks to 13-of-19 shooting, the Lakers struggling to deal with a legit center after facing smallish teams New York, Cleveland and Golden State in succession.

29 Total points for former Lakers Sasha Vujacic (17) and Jordan Farmer (12), who played quite well in their respective returns to Los Angeles.

8 New Jersey’s edge in paint points (44-36), which doesn’t happen often. Andrew Bynum managed just two points on 1-for-5 shooting, plagued by foul trouble throughout the evening, while Gasol was only 6-of-15.

4 Second chance points for the Lakers, far below their average due to strong defensive rebounding from the Nets, who out-rebounded the home team 45-38.

1 Double-double in the game, courtesy of Lamar Odom and his 14 points with 11 rebounds, much of his production coming in the second half after he opened 0-for-3 from the field and 0-for-4 from the foul line.