Lakers-Nuggets Postgame Numbers

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles LakersWe broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 137-115 loss against Denver:

Percentage of field goals made for Denver in the second half, as they outscored the Lakers 77-54. The Nuggets made 31 of 51 field goals and 7 of 16 from the three-point line, and recorded 22 fastbreak points (30 total for the game). Denver trailed 61-60 at halftime, but used a 17-4 run towards the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarter to break the game open. Below is a shot chart of Denver’s efficiency from the floor after halftime, courtesy of blog_140105denver

Rebounds for Denver, who held a plus-20 advantage on the glass overall and a plus-eight edge on the offensive end. Kenneth Faried notched his first double-double since Dec. 1 (17 points, 13 rebounds) and Darrell Arthur grabbed a season-high 11 boards.

Plus-rating for Ty Lawson, a game high. Lawson finished with 20 points and 12 assists, his third straight double-double. In the last five games, he is averaging 19.8 points, 10.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals.

Assists for Kendall Marshall – a career high – one game after setting his previous career best with 15 on Friday against Utah. Per Elias, the 32 dimes is the most (since at least 1970-71 when starts were recorded) for a Laker in his first two starts with the team (previously Gary Payton with 18 in 2003).

Three-pointers made for the Lakers out of 21 attempts (14.3 percent). Meanwhile, Denver made 12 of 29 from distance (41.4 percent), with five different players draining at least two.