We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 114-100 loss at Atlanta:
Minutes played – regular season and playoffs combined – for Kobe Bryant, fifth-most in NBA history. The only players ahead of him? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Jason Kidd and Wilt Chamberlain.
Second-half points for Atlanta, a season high for any half this season. The Hawks went on a 23-8 run to start the third and outscored the Lakers 35-19 in the quarter to turn a seven-point halftime deficit into a nine-point lead heading to the fourth. After intermission, Atlanta shot 52.1 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent on three-pointers (8 of 16).
Assists for the Hawks on 45 made field goals. Atlanta has recorded at least 20 dimes in 23 of 25 games, and also has four games of 30 or more helpers, a league high.
Second-chance points for Atlanta, 12 of them coming in the fourth quarter. The Hawks grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, but had 11 after halftime, as they repeatedly got multiple opportunities to put the ball in the hoop. “We did not compete in the second half the way that (the Hawks) did,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “They upped their intensity and we didn’t match that.”
Three-pointers made for Nick Young towards a team high 23 points. Outside of Young, however, the Lakers were 0 of 14 from distance. In the last five games, L.A. is shooting just 29.2 percent from beyond the arc after converting at a 40.7 percent clip in the previous 19 games.