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Postgame Numbers: Lakers at Mavericks (11/21/14)
Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Lakers’ 140-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Points for Monta Ellis in the first half. The nine-year veteran was just 1-for-3 in the first two quarters, but he torched the Lakers midway through the third frame, scoring 12 points on a 14-2 Dallas run. Ellis drained three 3-pointers and added an old-fashioned three-point play during this stretch, ending the night with 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting.
Mavericks who scored in double figures. Along with Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki (23), Chandler Parsons (21) J.J. Barea (16), Al-Farouq Aminu (13), Brandan Wright (12), Jameer Nelson (10) and Jae Crowder (10) reached double digits. In fact, twice as many Mavericks scored at least 10 points than those who didn’t.
Shots it took for Kobe Bryant to make his first basket with five minutes left in the first half. Bryant ended the contest by hitting six of his last 14 shots to finish with 17 points. He also added a team-high seven assists.
“You’re not going to stop a guy like that,” said Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle. “You’ve got to have a combination of being in the right place and him having a little bit of an off night, which he did. We’re paying a lot of attention to that guy. Chandler did a really good job when he was out there. Al-Farouq had him a little bit. Other guys switched to him. It was a huge priority.”
Points scored by Jeremy Lin. The Harvard alum was one of the few bright spots for the Lakers, as he went 8-for-11 from the field and 2-for-3 from 3-point range. Lin’s point total was his highest since the Lakers beat Charlotte seven games ago.
Dallas’ field goal percentage. The Mavericks went 51-for-82 from the field while scoring at least 30 points in each quarter. Dallas’ 140-point scoring output was its highest since beating Phoenix, 140-116, on April 5, 2009.
"The teams we have struggled with are the teams that have a lot of shooters," Bryant said. "Those teams can really spread the floor and shoot it well. Those teams are the ones that are going to give us some problems."
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