We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 117-90 loss at Phoenix:
Rebounds for Phoenix, a season high. The Suns held a plus-23 edge over the Lakers on the glass, as center Miles Plumlee and guard Eric Bledsoe both recorded career highs in rebounds with 20 and 11, respectively.
Free throws attempted for the Lakers, who only made 24 (64.9 percent). Despite Phoenix shooting 17 free throws in the first quarter, L.A. still attempted 12 more than Phoenix for the game. Xavier Henry made 7 of 14, while Jodie Meeks – a career 87.9 shooter from the charity stripe – converted 4 of 7.
Points for Nick Young, his 14th straight game in double figures – one shy of his career-long streak of 15. In 22 games coming off the bench, the USC product is averaging 17.2 points.
Percentage of field goals made for the Lakers in the third quarter on 3 of 16 shooting from the floor (17 points). Phoenix meanwhile put up 26 points (18 inside) in the third to extend their lead to 22 entering the fourth. In the last two third quarters at Golden State and at Phoenix, the Lakers are shooting a combined 6 for 37 (16.2 percent).
Three-pointers made for Phoenix, half of them coming in the second quarter. The Suns bench made 12 of 21 from distance, with Gerald Green (6 of 11, tying a season high) and Marcus Morris (5 of 6, a career high) leading the way.