D-Fenders at Jam Postgame Numbers

We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from the D-Fenders 131-96 win at Bakersfield:

Points for the D-Fenders, a season-high. Eight players finished in double figures, led by Ryan Kelly’s season-high 30. The bench unit of Andre Ingram, C.J. Williams and Travis Hyman combined for 44 points on 16 of 27 field goals, and L.A. used a strong second half – 73 points, 51.0 percent shooting – to break the game open and coast to their first win of the year.

Plus-rating for Josh Magette, a team-high. In his first career start, Magette recorded 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals. The guard from Alabama in Huntsville repeatedly got into the teeth of the Bakersfield defense, creating for his teammates or for himself, while showing a nice touch around the basket and from the perimeter.

Percentage of field goals made from Bakersfield’s top three players of James Nunnally, Brian Butch and Jared Cunningham. The trio combined to shoot just 14 of 45 from the floor towards 39 points after coming into the contest averaging nearly 60 per game.

Turnovers forced from the D-Fenders, which led to 29 points. L.A. was active defensively, recording 21 steals that led to easy opportunities in transition (21 fastbreak points).

Blocked shots for Jamario Moon, to go along with five steals. The D-Fenders used their best defensive performance of the season and Moon played a big part in it. He also scored 11 points, grabbed seven boards and dished out five assists.