We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 120-118 loss against Cleveland:
Percentage of three-point field goals made by the Cavs, an NBA best in a single game from beyond the arc this season. They hit their first five triples in the third, three coming from Luol Deng in the first two minutes of the quarter. Cleveland came into the game ranked 20th in three-point makes per game (7.2), but made 13 of 17 overall.
Points for Nick Young – a season high – in 33 minutes off the bench. Young also tied a career high with six assists, and made all 10 of his free-throw attempts. With 16.5 seconds left and the Lakers down 119-116, Young’s potential game-tying three-pointer was off the mark, though, and Tristan Thompson split a pair of free throws that canceled out Pau Gasol’s put-back layup at the buzzer.
Fastbreak points for the Lakers, though just two came after halftime. L.A. had 11 points in transition in the second quarter when they put up 40 points on 76.5 percent shooting from the floor, and assisted on 12 of their 13 made field goals.
Offensive rebounds for the Cavs that led to 19 second-chance points. Cleveland owned a plus-13 edge on the boards overall (48-35), and outrebounded L.A. 30-17 in the second half. It was the fifth time in the last seven games the Cavs have held at least a plus-10 margin in that category.
Double-doubles for Kendall Marshall in six games as a starter, including a 10-point, 16-assist effort on the night. In three home starts, Marshall is averaging 13.0 points and 16.0 assists.