We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 113-93 win against Cleveland, snapping their six-game skid:
Shots for the Cavaliers, a plus-26 for the visitors, in large part because of 17 offensive rebounds and 22 Laker turnovers. But the Lakers defense was much more active despite that many more opportunities.
Percent shooting from the floor for the Cavaliers, including 4 of 21 from the 3-point line. During the Lakers losing streak, opponents had converted at a 49 percent clip from the floor, and nearly 40 percent from distance.
Assists on 40 made field goals for the Lakers, Steve Nash leading the way with nine dimes. Chris Duhon chipped in with seven off the bench and Kobe Bryant finished with six.
Minutes for Dwight Howard in his return from a three-game absence because of a shoulder injury. The big man totaled 22 points and 14 rebounds and his activity on both ends of the floor was evident throughout the game.
Three-pointers made for the Lakers, out of 25 attempts (52 percent). In the last six home games, they had shot just 26.3 percent from deep.
Fourth-quarter minutes for Kobe Bryant, a rare occurrence, in which the Lakers led end-to-end, and by as many as 30 at one point. Bryant finished with 23 points and six assists on 9 of 14 from the floor in 28 minutes of play.