We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 99-94 win at Brooklyn:
Percentage of field goals made for Nick Young towards a season-high 26 points. In four of the last six games, Young has shot at least 50 percent from the floor and is averaging 17.5 points. Postgame, Young was diagnosed with a sprained proximal inter phalangeal (PIP) joint, but maintained he will try to play through the injury wearing a splint.
Points for Brooklyn’s Mirza Teletovic – a career-high – with 14 of them coming in the fourth quarter. Teletovic drained three triples in the final 12 minutes and also had a key block and steal on the defensive end while Brooklyn made a late rally.
Straight Lakers wins over the Nets. The last time the Lakers lost to the then New Jersey Nets was Nov. 25, 2007, when Jason Kidd manned the point guard position and started alongside Antoine Wright, Richard Jefferson, Malik Allen and Jason Collins. Meanwhile, L.A. boasted a starting unit of Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Vladimir Radmanovic and Andrew Bynum.
Three-pointers for Jordan Farmar towards 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. Farmar converted on his first four from distance in giving L.A. its biggest lead at 48-21, including three straight to begin the second quarter. In the last four contests, the UCLA product is averaging 15.0 points and 5.5 assists on 62.2 percent field goals and 57.9 percent on three-pointers. Below is a shot chart of Farmar’s efficiency from the floor in his last four games, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
Made field goal for Brooklyn in the final four-plus minutes, after tying the score at 92. Down the stretch, the Lakers forced three turnovers and held the Nets to 1 for 9 shooting from the floor.