Lakers – Clippers Postgame Numbers

We compiled some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s win over the L.A. Clippers, the Lakers winning for the 14th time in 15 games out of the All-Star break and sixth time in a row:

0 Points for Clips leading scorer Eric Gordon through three quarters on 0-for-11 shooting. Gordon did manage seven points in the fourth quarter, making all three of his attempts. In related news, Ron Artest guarded Gordon for much of the game.

0 Lead changes in a game the Lakers lead from start to finish.

5 Games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the standings, as the Spurs have won six of their last 10 with L.A. losing only once since the break.

6 Combo of blocks and steals for Ron Artest, including a critical swipe of the ball from Blake Griffin in the final minute to help the Lakers lock up the win. He added two swats of three-point attempts. “He made some rather spectacular stops,” said Phil Jackson.

7 Rebounding advantage for the Lakers at 41-34.

17 Free throw attempts for Kobe Bryant, a season high by four (he took 13 four previous times), of which he made 14 en route to a game-high 37 points. Bryant hit 11-of-21 field goals.

18 Free throw attempts by the Clippers, who made 15, 13 fewer than the Lakers (28).

50 Percent shooting for both teams, LAL hitting 39-of-78 and LAC 42-of-84.

$26,000 Dollars raised for Japan relief by Pau Gasol, who pledged $1,000 per point he scored tonight to aid those suffering from the devastating natural disaster in Japan. Magic Johnson pledged to match Gasol’s contribution, and with the Spaniard going for 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting, a total of $52,000 would be sent.