We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 119-108 win at Cleveland:
Second-chance points for Cleveland, as they held a plus-20 advantage in that category. With L.A. short on big men, the Cavs grabbed 57 rebounds (compared to 40 for the Lakers), 27 of which came on the offensive glass.
Points for rookie Ryan Kelly, a career high. Since the Lakers were depleted in the frontcourt (Chris Kaman and *Robert Sacre both fouled out, and Jordan Hill did not dress), Kelly played the entire second and shifted to center at certain points during the game.
Three-pointers made for the Lakers, a franchise record for a regulation game (L.A. drained 19 in an overtime loss vs. Washington in 2006). With their injured point guards returning the last two games, L.A. has made 28 of 58 (48.3 percent) from beyond the arc.
*Sacre played the remaining 3:31 with six fouls because the Lakers had no more available players (Kaman had fouled out, Jordan Farmar was nursing a cramp in his calf, Nick Young was out with a knee injury). Any subsequent fouls would have resulted in a technical foul.
Via STATS Inc, the last player to stay in after fouling out = GSW's Devean George (4/14/10). Curry did so in same season for GSW (1/15/10).
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 6, 2014
Career triple-doubles for Steve Blake, as he registered 11 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds. Blake also drained two key triples down the stretch to help L.A. hold off Cleveland’s late rally.