We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 108-103 loss at Memphis:
Percentage of field goals made by Memphis in the second half. L.A. cut what was once a 22-point deficit midway through the third to nine points heading to the fourth. The Lakers were within five down the stretch, but timely shots and free throws from the Grizzlies held off the late rally.
Second-chance points for Memphis, a byproduct of 13 offensive rebounds. The Grizzlies big men – Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Kosta Koufos – combined for 24 total boards, including 10 on the offensive glass.
Three-pointers for the Lakers out of 32 attempts, a 53.6 percent mark. In the second half, L.A. was 10 for 16, including 7 for 11 in the final quarter. Jordan Farmar and Wesley Johnson drilled four apiece, Kent Bazemore, Jodie Meeks and MarShon Brooks made two and Ryan Kelly one.
Blocks for Johnson despite giving up six inches and 50 pounds guarding Gasol. He also finished with 18 points and five boards, and opened the floor up on the offensive end making 7 of his 14 shots (4 of 8 on three’s).
Points for Kendall Marshall, his second straight start he was held scoreless. Marshall dished out eight assists, but since Bazemore and Brooks have suited up, the North Carolina product has yet to crack double-digit points or dimes.