We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 123-87 loss at LAC:
Lakers turnovers the Clippers turned into 37 points. On the most recent two-game road trip in Texas, they averaged 19.0 per game. In the opening quarter, the Lakers gave up the ball nine times that led to 18 Clippers points, as the home team jumped out to a 43-25 lead. “We played right into their hands and turned the ball over too many times,” Pau Gasol said. “They’re a team that gets out in transition and they’re very effective that way.”
Points for J.J. Redick in his first game action since Nov. 29 (wrist). The Duke product scored eight of the team’s first 12 points, and had 10 in the first quarter to help pace the Clippers to a fast start.
Assists for Kendall Marshall, to go along with 16 points – his second double-double as a Laker. Marshall bounced back from a 2 of 13 shooting performance at Houston and converted on 6 of 11 field goals, including 3 of 4 on three-pointers.
Third-quarter points for the Lakers – a season low for any quarter this season. In the first 12 minutes out of halftime, the Lakers shot just 2 of 20 from the floor, and were outscored 31-8. The Clippers led 101-60 after the third and pushed the lead to as many as 43 in the fourth.
Missed field goals for Blake Griffin, although more than half his field-goal attempts (eight) came from within eight feet or less. Griffin had 18 in the opening frame on 6 of 8 field goals and 6 of 7 free throws, and along with Redick, keyed the hot start for the Clippers.