We compiled some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s win over the New Orleans Hornets, the Lakers emerging victorious for the 15th time in 16 games out of the All-Star break and eighth time in a row:
3 Straight games of at least 30 points for Kobe Bryant, who hit the 30-point mark in the final minute on 11-of-25 field goals. He dropped 37 and 42 in his previous two games.
6 Total three-pointers made by both teams, with respectively poor 3-of-17 lines.
9 Straight home wins for the Lakers.
16 Rebounds for Pau Gasol to lead all players, including four on the offensive end, plus a game-high four blocks.
18 The biggest lead attained by the Lakers; New Orleans led by three early in the first quarter, but then fought an uphill battle.
24 Points for Carl Landry, playing in place of David West, who tore his ACL for the Hornets last week.
40.2 New Orleans’s shooting percentage, which resulted in this quote from Phil Jackson after the game: “I thought we played real good defensively.” Jackson did note a stretch in the third quarter that he wasn’t pleased with on D, but was otherwise content.
50 Points in the paint for the Lakers, who got 23 in the game from Gasol and 13 from Andrew Bynum.
93.7 L.A.’s winning percentage since the All-Star game with 15 wins in 16 tries.