Lakers-Bulls Postgame Numbers

Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago BullsWe broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 102-100 overtime loss at Chicago:

Field-goal attempts for Chicago, although they shot just 38.2 percent from the floor. The Bulls generated 19 more shot attempts than the Lakers in large part due to their 19 offensive rebounds (compared to nine for L.A.) and 22 forced turnovers.

Points for Nick Young off the bench, the first Lakers player to reach at least 30 this season. He hit three clutch free throws to send the contest into overtime, and sank the game-tying jumper before Taj Gibson’s buzzer-beating layup. In the last four games, Young is averaging 24.3 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from the three-point line.

Rebounds for Pau Gasol, a season high. Gasol also blocked a season-high five shots and scored 20 points, his fifth straight game with at least that amount. In the last five, Gasol is averaging 22.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 blocks on 53.0 percent field goals.

Plus-rating for Joakim Noah, who finished with 17 points, a season-high 21 rebounds, six assists and two steals. It was his 13th straight game with double-digit rebounds, the longest streak of his career.

Three-pointers for D.J. Augustin off the bench towards a season-high 27 points (20 in the fourth and overtime). He played the entire fourth quarter and all five minutes of overtime after starter Kirk Hinrich exited with a hamstring injury. Augustin was key late, making the last of his three-pointers, plus the go-ahead driving layup before Young’s game-tying baseline jumper and Gibson’s eventual game-winner.