We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 92-86 loss against Chicago:
Percentage of field goals made by Chicago in the second half towards 40 points, after scoring 34 in the opening quarter on 58.3 percent shooting from the floor. For the second straight game, the Lakers held an opponent under the century mark. But on offense, L.A. tied for its fourth-lowest season point total.
Points for Chris Kaman – a season high – in 28 minutes off the bench. Kaman also grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the year. In the last four games, he is averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks on 56.0 percent field goals.
Minutes for Steve Nash before exiting for good with five minutes in the third quarter with nerve irritation. Postgame, Nash remained optimistic this wouldn’t be a long-term issue, and he hopes to be ready for Tuesday’s game vs. Utah.
Free throws made for Chicago, out of 17 attempts. Joakim Noah converted 8 of 8, D.J. Augustin 5 of 5 – including 4 of 4 down the stretch to seal the win for the Bulls – and Taj Gibson 4 of 4.
Three-pointers made without a miss for Kendall Marshall towards 13 points, to go along with 11 assists. Marshall now ranks first in the league in three-point field-goal percentage at 49.4 percent.