Lakers – Spurs Postgame Numbers

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers - Game FourWe broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 103-82 Game 4 season-ending loss against San Antonio:

47.4
Field-goal percentage for the Lakers. The home team shot better than San Antonio, but turnovers allowed the Spurs eight more attempts at the rim. The visitors were also a plus-15 at the free throw line (20 of 23 compared to 5 of 12).

22
Turnovers for the Lakers, 16 coming in the first half. With the Spurs fronting the post, L.A. repeatedly tried to lob the ball into either Pau Gasol or Dwight Howard to no avail. Another reason: a lack of playing time together for each unit, this game being the 21st different starting lineup used this season.

20:34
Minutes for Howard before getting called for his second technical foul. The big man recorded seven points and eight rebounds, but also had five turnovers with San Antonio swarming him each time he touched the ball in the post. As such, he only attempted two field goals (made them both) and nine free throws (made three).

16
Points for Gasol on 8 of 12 field goals, despite the Spurs trying to deny him the ball inside. He also grabbed eight boards, dished out five assists and blocked two shots in 35 minutes before exiting for the last 3:08 of the game.

7
Assists for Chris Duhon (a team-high) in a season-high 43 minutes. Duhon gave the Lakers a nice spark off the bench in the first quarter and played the entire second half.

5
Laker players missed what would turn out to be the final game of the year due to injuries. In the opening round series, L.A. started three different lineups and had 13 total missed games from rotation players.