We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 102-95 win against Golden State:
The average winning percentage of teams the Lakers have faced thus far. L.A. has played the second-toughest schedule in the league – they trail only the Memphis Grizzlies (.603) – with 11 of their 13 opponents being .500 or better.
Percentage of field goals made for Golden State, which included a 6 for 20 shooting night from Klay Thompson. In the last five games, the Lakers are holding opponents to just 42.7 percent shooting overall and 30.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Points for Pau Gasol, a team-high, to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Gasol pledged $1,000 per point towards typhoon relief in the Philippines. “Once I started knocking down those outside shots, it opened things up for me because then I could attack off the dribble,” Gasol said. “(The Warriors) didn’t know what was going to come to them. I had an effective night, especially in that first half. I was happy to get the win first, but also to score all those points for a really good cause.”
Plus-rating for Jordan Farmar, a team-high. After recording 16 points in the previous four games, Farmar scored 14 and dished out a eight assists, which tied a season-high. “It’s important for me to try to (get into a rhythm), just try to be aggressive and get myself going as well as get everyone else involved,” Farmar said. “Tonight, I felt good.”
Three-pointers made for Nick Young towards 21 points. As a team, the Lakers hit 11 triples, the eighth time in 13 games they’ve had double-digit makes from beyond the arc. In the last five games off the bench, Young is averaging 17.2 points on 49.2 percent field goals.