We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 106-100 win at Sacramento:
Percentage of field goals made for Sacramento in the fourth quarter. Trailing 97-93, the Lakers reeled off 13 straight points over a three-plus minute stretch to take a 106-97 lead. During that time, they forced the Kings into four turnovers and three missed shots. The Lakers also recorded five blocked shots in the fourth, as their defensive activity and energy keyed the come-from-behind win.
Plus-rating for Nick Young, a team-high. Young recorded 14 points, but also drew one charge, and had two steals, plus one block on the defensive end. His pull-up jumper with 30 seconds left essentially sealed the road win for L.A. to put them over the .500 mark.
Three-pointers for Jodie Meeks towards 19 points (7 of 11 field goals, 5 of 6 three-pointers), with two key triples coming down the stretch during L.A.’s rally. As a team, the Lakers hit 12 of 32 from deep, a 37.5 percent clip. Below is a shot chart of Meeks’ efficiency from the floor, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
Fastbreak points for the Kings in the second half, after recording 16 in the first two quarters. Despite Sacramento getting easy opportunities in transition early, L.A. hung around in part due to their shooting from the outside (40 percent on 3-pointers in the first half).
Fourth-quarter points for Isaiah Thomas, the NBA’s leading scorer in the final 12 minutes (8.6 points). Thomas missed all four of his field goals, after recording 14 points and nine assists in his first 17 minutes of the game.