We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 131-102 loss at OKC:
Rebounds for Oklahoma City, a season high. The Thunder owned a plus-23 edge on the glass as five different players grabbed at least six boards, led by Serge Ibaka’s 13.
Fastbreak points for the Thunder compared to 20 for the Lakers. Oklahoma City came out aggressive early (13 transition points in the first quarter), spurred by Russell Westbrook’s energy and activity.
Points apiece for Westbrook and Kevin Durant. The two combined to shoot 17 for 34 from the floor, 6 for 12 on three-pointers and 18 for 20 from the charity stripe, and were continually attacking throughout the night even in their limited minutes (Westbrook: 23, Durant: 30, as he battled foul trouble).
Three-pointers made for the Lakers out of 27 attempts, a 48.1 percent clip. Five players made at least two from distance, including three from both Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar. In the last eight games, L.A. is shooting 46.7 percent from distance.
Blocks for Ibaka (a season high) to go along with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Ibaka was a force on the defensive end, making it difficult for L.A. to get any easy open looks inside the paint on offense.