Lakers – Suns Postgame Numbers

We compiled some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s memorable 139-137 victory, the Lakers winning for the 13th time in 14 games out of the All-Star break and fifth time in a row:

226 Combined field goal attempts in the game. The Lakers made 53-of-120 (44.2 percent), the Suns 51-of-106 (48.1 percent).

139 L.A.’s season high in points scored, aided by the three overtimes, of course. Both teams scored 112 in regulation, before L.A. managed 27 to Phoenix’s 25 through the three extra periods.

42 Points scored by Kobe Bryant, a season high, on 15-of-31 shooting. He added 12 boards and nine assists in a near triple-double effort, five of those points coming in the third OT. He took so many big shots it was hard to keep track of how many he made, though his final effort, a pull-up in transition with 14 seconds left in the final OT, sealed the game. It was Bryant’s third 40-point performance of the season, and 107th of his career.

39 Three-pointers made by the Suns in two games at STAPLES Center this year after they hit 22 in November, one short of the NBA record. Of their 17 makes on this night, Steve Nash and Channing Frye hit five each, with four other Suns making up the difference.

29 Season high in points for Lamar Odom, who was terrific for the Lakers in adding 16 rebounds, five assists and a block.

21 L.A.’s biggest lead of the game, attained in the third quarter, before Phoenix bombed away from three to eventually tie the game at 112 to force overtime.

15.3 Shooting percentage on three-pointers for Vince Carter, who made only two of the 13 he attempted.

9 Turnovers for the Lakers, a very low number for a three-overtime game. Phil Jackson cited the late turnovers forced by L.A. as keys to the game, as Phoenix had four in the extra periods.

8 Lamar Odom’s rank in the NBA in the field goal percentage category, helped on by another efficient night of 13-for-22 shooting that was at 11-of-14 after the fourth quarter before he tired in the overtimes, playing a total of 55:13.