We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 107-104 win at Boston:
Percentage of three-point field goals made for the Lakers, including an 11 of 15 showing in the second half, and a 7 of 9 effort in the fourth quarter. L.A.’s 11-0 scoring run to close the game was keyed by three consecutive triples coming from Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks and Kendall Marshall. Below is a shot chart of their efficiency from beyond the arc in the second half, courtesy of NBA.com/stats.
Points off the bench for Ryan Kelly, a career high. He started the second half in place of Jordan Hill and scored 12 points in the fourth, including the final two free throws for the final tally.
Assists for Kendall Marshall, his fourth straight game with double-digit dimes. Marshall also recorded 19 points (7 of 11 field goals and 4 of 5 from beyond the arc) and hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:09 left. In the month of January, the North Carolina product is averaging 12.6 points and 12.1 assists.
Rebounds for Johnson, a career high. He also scored nine of his 11 points in the second half, including a big three-pointer to jump start L.A.’s 11-0 to end the contest. In the last six games, Johnson is averaging 15.2 points on 45.2 percent field goals and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc.
In the final three-plus minutes, Boston was held scoreless as they missed all seven of their field-goal attempts. Gerald Wallace’s layup was the last bucket for the Celtics as the Lakers held on defense down the stretch to snap their six-game skid.