We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 108-103 loss at Toronto:
Percent shooting for Toronto toward 108 points, a team that had come into the game averaging 97 points (12th in the league) and shooting 44 percent (20th). Jose Calderon, Landry Fields and Ed Davis combined for 58 points on 26 of 39 from the floor (66.7 percent).
Shots for Kobe Bryant, although he converted on just 10 of them. He shot just 3 for 12 from the 3-point line, and finished with 26 points, five assists and four rebounds. Bryant also had six turnovers, and postgame, took the blame for L.A.’s performance. “I just have to rest my legs,” he said. “My legs are a little tired and my shot is just short. That’s on me, I’ll take this loss on me gladly.”
Minutes for Dwight Howard after being ejected with 1:17 left in the first half. The Lakers center picked up his first technical foul with 4:43 in the opening frame after arguing a foul call, and then received another after getting tangled up with Alan Anderson after a free throw. Howard finished with five points and two rebounds.
Points and rebounds for Earl Clark off the bench in 35 minutes. The 6-foot-10 forward recorded nine points and eight boards in the first half alone, his energy allowing L.A. to close within four at halftime. He finished the game at plus-14, the only positive in the Lakers entire lineup.
Straight points for Toronto, after Steve Nash opened the game with a layup for the Lakers. The Raptors lead would swell to 16 points early and though L.A. cut it to within two during the third quarter, that was as close as it would get.
Losses in a row for the Lakers on the road, their record falling to 5-13 away from STAPLES Center. It is L.A.’s longest road skid in six years.