We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 96-92 win at Memphis:
Percentage of field goals made for Memphis. Zach Randolph scored 18 points, but was held to 7 of 22 shooting, including a 5 for 15 performance in the third and fourth quarters. Lakers center Robert Sacre played key minutes down the stretch defending Randolph, blocking three shots and grabbing three boards.
Points for Nick Young off the bench. During the road trip, Young led the team in scoring at 17.8 points per game and shot 13 of 24 from the three-point line (54.2 percent). He currently ranks third in the NBA in bench scoring at 14.9 points behind Jamal Crawford (16.0 points) and Rodney Stuckey (15.2).
More rebounds for Memphis, including a plus-10 edge on the offensive glass. Despite 16 more shot attempts than the Lakers and a plus-eight advantage in second-chance points, the Grizzlies dropped their fourth game in a row.
Field goal attempts for Pau Gasol from within nine feet or less, according to NBA.com/stats. The 7-foot Spaniard made 9 of 12 field goals towards 21 points and scored seven of the team’s final 12 points down the stretch. In the last two games, Gasol is shooting 16 for 21 (76.2 percent). Below is a shot chart of his efficiency from the floor in the last two contests, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
Three-pointers for the Lakers in the fourth quarter, the last one coming from Kobe Bryant from 28 feet out to push L.A.’s lead to six points with 2:39 remaining. Overall, the Lakers hit just 7 of 22 from beyond the arc, but converted on timely shots from the three-point line to hold off Memphis in the fourth quarter.