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Postgame Numbers: Lakers vs. Grizzlies (11/11/14)
Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Lakers’ 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies:
Grizzlies who scored double figures off the bench. Memphis did not have a bench player reach 10 points in any of its first seven games. However, reserves Beno Udrih and Kosta Koufos changed that by leading a bench that outscored the Lakers’ 38-14. Udrih poured in 16 points on 8-for-11 shooting, while Koufos was perfect on five shots and four free throw attempts to finish with 14 points.
Rebounds grabbed by Jordan Hill. Tuesday was the third time in seven games that Hill led all players on the glass. The 27-year-old also scored 13 points (6-for-17) to notch his second double-double of the season.
The Lakers’ deficit with six minutes remaining before L.A. blitzed Memphis over the next four-and-a-half minutes. Kobe Bryant led the way with eight points, as the Lakers outscored the Grizzlies 16-2 to cut the gap down to 103-100 with 1:32 remaining. L.A. trailed by three again with 37 seconds left, but a missed jumper by Hill and a layup by Zach Randolph gave Memphis the five-point win.
“We just got guys that got a lot of guts, a lot of determination,” head coach Byron Scott said. “We weren’t gonna just lie down. We just kept playing and fighting back. And we talked about just getting a few stops in a row. The offense was working pretty well at that particular point, and we allowed ourselves to get back in the game.”
Points scored by Carlos Boozer. The 13-year veteran put together his highest scoring total as a Laker, knocking down eight of his 13 field goal attempts to reach 20 points for the first time since Feb. 19 of last season. Boozer gave a complete performance, adding eight rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers before fouling out with 4:31 left.
Shots made by both the Lakers and Grizzlies. The difference was that the Lakers needed 87 attempts, 11 more than Memphis, to reach that number. The Lakers hit four more 3-pointers (seven) than their opponents, but the Grizzlies made up the difference by going 21-for-26 at the free throw line, while L.A. went 13-for-17.
“(The Grizzlies) know every night’s gonna be a grind.” said Ed Davis, who played for Memphis last year. “They’re cool winning by two points, three points, however it comes. They’re a veteran team and they close out and they finish at the end.”
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