We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 89-86 loss vs. Memphis:
Rebounds for Memphis, who held a plus-11 advantage on the glass. The Grizzlies grabbed 10 boards on the offensive end that led to 10 second-chance points, while the Lakers only registered four offensive rebounds and two second-chance points.
Percentage of field goals made for the Lakers in the fourth quarter, including a 2 for 7 showing in the last five minutes. The Grizzlies, however, shot 52.2 percent in the final 12 minutes, with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combining to go 10 for 13 towards 22 points.
Points for Randolph, a season-high. He scored 14 in the fourth quarter, including 12 of the last 14 for Memphis down the stretch to seal the victory. Prior to the game, Randolph had been averaging 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds, but he more than doubled his scoring average and grabbed 11 boards. Below is a shot chart of his efficiency from the field, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
Three-pointers for Jodie Meeks on his way to a season-high 25 points. Meeks carried much of the offensive load, particularly in the third quarter (12 points on 5 of 6 field goals). His five triples accounted for half the Lakers’ 10 makes, the sixth time in 11 games they’ve hit double digit three-pointers.
Straight games of double-digit assists for Steve Blake, who finished with 10. In the last four games, Blake is averaging 12.2 points, 9.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds on 45.7 percent field goals and 50.0 percent three-point field goals.