We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 107-103 loss against OKC:
Games missed due to injury/illness for the Lakers before the All-Star break, a league high. With only eight available players against OKC, every starter logged at least 35 minutes, and two – Wesley Johnson and Kendall Marshall – played 42 or more.
Points for the NBA’s leading scorer Kevin Durant, 19 of which came in the fourth quarter. Tied at 87 with 6:47 left, Durant scored 14 of the last 20 Thunder points. He also recorded 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Assists for Marshall, which tied a career high. Marshall also scored 14 points for his 11th double-double this season, to go along with a career-high seven rebounds. He logged a team-high 44 minutes with no other guards available other than Steve Blake, who started at shooting guard.
Turnovers for the Lakers in the fourth quarter – 23 overall – that led to 12 Oklahoma City points (26 for the game). The Thunder turned up the defensive pressure in the final 12 minutes, forcing L.A. into 6 of 17 shooting (35.3 percent), including 2 of 10 on three-pointers.
Missed free throws for the Lakers in the fourth quarter, including key misses from Chris Kaman and Blake – one apiece – in the final 22.5 seconds. OKC made 21 of 24 free throws overall (87.5 percent), while the Lakers were 13 of 22 (59.1 percent).