We compiled some of the more interesting numbers from L.A.’s 73-70 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the Lakers winning for ninth straight time at home thanks to Derek Fisher’s three-pointer with three seconds to go and consistently solid defense:
35.0 Shooting percentage for the Mavericks, a testament to L.A.’s defensive effort throughout the game. Afterwards, Mike Brown had this to say: “I like that fact that if we don’t score, we can still win games. Eventually, we’re going to score, and we’re going to score at an efficient clip. Our guys understand that we can win ugly games, pretty games .. However you want to bring it, we can get down that way.”
21 Points for Dirk Nowitzki, which led Dallas, but he managed only one field goal in the fourth quarter, as Pau Gasol defended him as effectively as one can down the stretch, drawing postgame praise from his coach.
15 Rebounds by Andrew Bynum to lead all players, including three on the offensive glass. Dallas, however, did get the better of L.A. on the glass (49-44), the third straight game in which the league’s top rebounding team got out-boarded.
9 Points scored by Derek Fisher in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning 27-foot three-pointer. He totaled 13 points, a season high, his previous (9) coming against Utah in the season’s third game.
4 Consecutive games heading into the evening in which Kobe Bryant scored at least 40 points. He failed to score in the first quarter, tallied 13 points in the final three while struggling from the field (7-for-22), but still drew the double-team with five seconds left in the game that got Fisher the open look from three that won the contest.
1 Turnover in the fourth quarter, helping the Lakers outscore the Mavs 27-19 to come away with a victory. L.A. totaled only 11 turnovers in the game to 15 from Dallas.