We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 96-79 loss against Utah:
Different starting lineups used for the Lakers this season in their 52nd game. This was also their fourth different starting unit in the last five, as coach Mike D’Antoni elected to use Shawne Williams and Chris Kaman up front, which moved Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre to the bench.
Rebounds for Kaman, to go along with 25 points, four assists and three blocks. Over the last three games, the 7-footer is averaging 23.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.7 blocks on 50.8 percent field goals.
Second-quarter points for the Lakers, a season low for any quarter this year. L.A. shot just 4 of 18 from the floor, while Utah put up 32 points on 14 of 28 field goals. With only three guards available (before Steve Nash exited), the Lakers struggled to generate any rhythm on the offensive side of the ball.
Consecutive three-pointers made to open the game for the Lakers. After falling behind 7-0, the Lakers went on a 12-4 run to take the lead, and led by as much as 15 in the first quarter.
Second-half minutes for Steve Nash. For the second straight contest, Nash exited early because of nerve root irritation. He recorded two points, two assists and one rebound in 17 minutes.