LAL – DEN: Game 3 Postgame #’s

We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 99-84 Game 3 loss to Denver in the first road game of the postseason:

First half points for Andrew Bynum on 0 for 3 shooting, but he rebounded in a big way in the second half, scoring all 18 of his points plus grabbing seven of his 12 total rebounds and two blocks.

Nuggets turnovers, compared to the 15 they caused the Lakers to cough up.

Rebounds for point guard Ramon Sessions, who had a solid game in his first road playoff contest. He added 15 points and a team-high tying six assists (Kobe Bryant).

Rebounds for both Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee, whose energy really hurt the Lakers all night long. They also scored a combined 28 points in the ball game.

Fast break points for Denver, which the Lakers will actually take, after 30 fast break points in Game 2 from the league’s best running team.

Lakers deficit in the second quarter after a 20-2 run to close the first quarter became a 28-2 run with a burst into the second period. L.A. did fight back to cut the lead to as few as four points in the third quarter, but would get no closer, the lead proving to big.

Three-pointers attempted by the Lakers, far more than they’d like to take. The Nuggets were allowing that shot to come, their entire philosophy revolving around packing the paint, helping them win the paint point battle 52-32. L.A. made only six of those triples, with Kobe going 3 for 10.