We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 110-97 loss at Dallas:
Paint points for Dallas, as they attempted 43 of their 90 field-goal attempts inside. Overall, the Mavs shot 53.5 percent from the floor towards 110 points, as five players finished in double figures.
Turnovers for the Lakers that led to 25 points. L.A. cut the deficit to 89-85 with 8:23 left, but over the next two minutes, they turned the ball over three times and Dallas went on a 10-1 run to put the game out of reach.
Assists for Jodie Meeks, tying a season high. Meeks also scored a team-high 24 points and drained four of L.A.’s 11 three-pointers on the night. In three January game, the Kentucky product is averaging 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists on 48.3 percent shooting.
Straight double-doubles for Pau Gasol, who finished with 15 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Gasol made 4 of his first 5 field goals in the first quarter towards 10 points, but went just 1 of 9 the rest of the way for five points in the final three quarters. In his last three games, the 7-foot Spaniard is averaging 21.0 points, 13.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.7 blocks.
Points for Nick Young in 19 minutes off the bench. Postgame, however, coach Mike D’Antoni acknowledged Young is dealing with a sore back. Prior to the game, the Lakers ranked second in the league in bench points (44.0), but they combined for just 16 at Dallas.