Pre-Utah Numbers

We took a look at some of the outstanding numbers from L.A.’s first two games, losses to Chicago and at Sacramento, in advance of the team’s third game in as many days against Utah on Tuesday:

82.6 Lakers winning percentage against the Jazz at STAPLES Center (19-4) in the regular season.

44.5 Team field goal percentage through two games.

28.5 Kobe Bryant’s ppg average, on 44.7% field goals.

23 Team rank in points per game (89.0).

16 Preseason scoring average of Jazz forward Derrick Favors, the No. 3 overall pick last season in New Jersey, who was acquired by Utah in the Deron Williams trade. He added 9.0 boards as well.

15.6 L.A.’s 3-point percentage after a horrible shooting night from the arc in Sacramento (1-for-16).

14.5 Pau Gasol’s ppg average on 50% field goals. His coaches would like to see him shoot the ball more, needless to say.

13 Lakers rank in points per game allowed (94.0).

7.5 Boards per game for rookie Enes Kanter, a Turkish 2011 lottery pick (also No. 3 overall, like Favors the year before), in only 19.5 minutes per contest, plus 1.0 block per contest.

1 Back-to-back-to-back on the season. At least L.A. gets it out of the way early. They’re set, however, to play 17 games in 31 January nights.