Lakers – Thunder Postgame Numbers

We highlighted some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s Martin Luther King night victory over Oklahoma City at STAPLES Center, which saw the team’s record improve to 31-12 on the season.

50 Percent shooting for the Lakers, who executed quite well throughout the contest. Kobe Bryant made 7-for-12, Andrew Bynum 5-for-8 and Lamar Odom 6-for-9 to lead the way from an efficiency standpoint.

33.3 Kevin Durant’s shooting percentage, thanks largely to the defense of Ron Artest, on an 8-for-24 shooting night, Durant needing seven free throws to get to his 24 points. Artest similarly held Durant well below his usual percentage throughout the first round of the playoffs last season.

16 Fast break points for the Thunder, eight coming in each half, which is an acceptable if not ideal number for the Lakers to concede to perhaps the league’s most athletic team. Much of L.A.’s game plan against OKC is to execute in the half court and limit transition opportunities, which happened

15 Season high in points for Derek Fisher, who scored five straight early in the third to give the Lakers some breathing room. Fisher had struggled from the field coming into the game (3-for-18 in his last three games), but made five of his first eight shots, including two three-pointers.

5 Key minutes in the fourth quarter from L.A.’s bench that Phil Jackson specifically cited after the game, which kept the Lakers up comfortably as Kobe Bryant, among others, rested for the home stretch.

1 Dribble it takes Russell Westbrook to get to the rim, as Jackson described after the game. Westbrook was a handful all night, scoring 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting to lead the Thunder, plus 12 assists.

0 Second half points for Andrew Bynum, after he scored six in the opening few minutes of the game, due to foul trouble. He still finished with a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in 22 total minutes.