We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 116-101 loss against OKC:
Percent shooting for OKC towards 116 points. The Thunder improved to 25-1 when breaking the century mark and 13-0 when converting at a 50 percent clip or better.
Points for Kevin Durant, a season high, on 16 of 25 from the floor, to go along with eight rebounds and five assists. Durant recorded 16 in the second quarter alone when OKC scored 39 as a team to take a 16-point lead into halftime after the teams played an even first quarter (25-25). This performance gives the three-time scoring champ at least 35 points in each of his last three games against the Lakers dating back to last season.
Second-quarter points for OKC on 16 of 23 from the floor (69.6 percent). In the team’s last matchup in Oklahoma City, the Thunder notched 41 in the second quarter, en route to winning 114-108.
Second-chance points for the Thunder, although the Lakers grabbed more offensive rebounds (15-12), even without their three top big men – Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill – for the third straight game.
Three-pointers for the Lakers out of 28 attempts (21.4 percent). In the last six home games, L.A. is shooting just 26 percent from deep (41 for 157). MWP and Kobe Bryant combined to shoot just 3 for 17 from behind the arc. It is also the number of games the Lakers have dropped consecutively, their longest losing skid since the 2006-07 season.