We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 116-107 loss at New York:
Minimum number of points the Lakers have allowed to three of four opponents (OKC, Utah, NY) during their four-game skid. The Knicks recorded 116 on 53.2 percent shooting and hit 12 for 25 from deep.
Percent from the free-throw line, the Lakers converting on 25 of 29 attempts. LA had ranked second to last from the charity stripe coming into the game (67.5 percent). Dwight Howard made 4 of his 6 tries.
Points the Lakers conceded to the Knicks in the first quarter – the most NY scored in any quarter this season – as the home team jumped out to an early 14-point lead. The Knicks shot 17 for 23 (73.9 percent), with Melo recording 22 of his 30 points in the opening frame before leaving in the third quarter with an ankle sprain.
Fastbreak points for the Knicks, a team that ranked last in the NBA averaging under nine transition points per game. Thirteen of those came in the first half, nine in the opening first quarter.
Turnovers for the Knicks, who lead the league in fewest per game.
Offensive rebounds in the second half for the Knicks after none in the first half. Tyson Chandler was credited with three, but tipped multiple others to keep plays offensive plays alive for NY while LA tried crawling back in the second half.