We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 107-102 loss at Sacramento:
Losses for the Lakers this season, just the second time in franchise history L.A. has had as many defeats. It is also just their eighth losing season since moving west from Minneapolis in 1960.
Fastbreak points for the Lakers, as they used smaller lineups for much of the night. With Pau Gasol (vertigo) and Chris Kaman (calf) both out, Wesley Johnson came off the bench as the backup four, playing alongside Jordan Hill or Robert Sacre. In particular, Jodie Meeks was able to score a number of his 21 points in transition (5 for 5 within five feet or less, according to NBA.com/stats).
Points for Ray McCallum, a career high for the rookie out of Detroit. He also added five assists and four boards in 46 minutes. In the last five games with Isaiah Thomas sidelined (quad), McCallum is averaging 17.6 points, 6.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds.
Four-point plays for Nick Young this season – a franchise high for a player – after converting one in the second quarter. Young led the Lakers off the bench with 17 points, including four three-pointers. In the last eight games, he is shooting 28 for 60 from beyond the arc (46.7 percent).
Blocked shots for Hill – tied a season high – in a start at center. Hill also recorded 18 points and 15 rebounds, his third double-double in the last six games.