We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 100-95 loss vs. Golden State in their fifth preseason game in Beijing:
Minutes or more for all of Golden State’s five key players – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Igoudala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut – while no Lakers starter logged more than 27 minutes. Warriors coach Mark Jackson used that lineup for much of the fourth quarter, as they erased an 11-point deficit against L.A.’s second and/or third unit. Curry scored 14 of his 24 points in the final frame (3 of 4 field goals, 3 of 4 three-pointers) after struggling through the first three quarters (4 of 14 field goals, 0 of 6 three-pointers).
Paint points for the Lakers, with most of their scoring coming off open jumpers from the perimeter. L.A. drilled 11 three-pointers, a high for the preseason, and started particularly strong on the offensive end in the first half (47 percent field goals, 54 points).
Minutes for Lakers second-round draft pick, Ryan Kelly, who made his NBA/preseason debut after sitting out recovering from injury (foot). His first basket – a three-pointer – came off a feed from Steve Nash, who finished with a plus-12 rating in 18 minutes after playing just nine minutes in Thursday’s contest in Las Vegas (ankle).
Assists for Steve Blake off the bench in 27 minutes. Blake did not shoot the ball well (1 for 11) for the second straight game, but did find his teammates. The highlight pass of the night came off a lob to Xavier Henry early in the second quarter.
Made field goals for Chris Kaman without a miss. The 7-footer finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in just 22 minutes.