featured-image

Postgame Numbers: Lakers at Spurs (12/12/14)

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Lakers’ 112-110 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs.

0
Points for Kobe Bryant in overtime. The NBA’s second-highest scorer missed all five of his shots in the extra period, but his teammates picked him up. Nick Young and Jordan Hill both went 2-for-3 for nine combined points, while Young nailed the biggest shot of the night. With seven seconds left in overtime and only one on the shot clock, Young splashed a 30-foot, game-winning 3-pointer to steal the 112-110 victory.

“I hope this is one of those types of wins that gives us the type of confidence to win games like this against teams like that,” head coach Byron Scott said. “I think this is definitely the best game we’ve played this season — to beat the defending champions on their court.”

2
Lakers with double-doubles. Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer each had 14 points on a 14-for-28 combined clip. Hill grabbed 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the year. Boozer, meanwhile, snagged 13 rebounds to push his averages up to 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in three games off the bench.

5
Turnovers for the Lakers in the final two minutes of regulation. L.A. could not manage a single point during that stretch, while the Spurs scored nine unanswered to force overtime. The Lakers managed only two shot attempts during this sequence, while San Antonio hit two 3-pointers and three free throws.

“We made some mistakes and they picked up the pressure,” Bryant said. “They made some big shots, and that’s why they’re the defending champs.”

9
Assists for Bryant. Despite shooting just 7-for-22 on a night when the biggest storyline was whether he would pass Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Bryant still had a huge impact on his team’s win. The captain dropped 22 points, nine assists and five steals. His passing was a huge part of getting his teammates open looks, as he also had three secondary assists.

29
Points scored by Young, which were a season-high. “Swaggy P” shot 9-for-14 from the field, 6-for-9 from 3-point range and 5-for-5 on free throws. He also drained all of his first five 3-point attempts and went 7-for-10 on contested shots, including the game-winner with Manu Ginobili draped all over him.

“Once it left my hands, I kind of knew it was cash,” Young said. “I’m like, ‘I don’t miss.’ That’s my new name: IDM. Call me IDM. I don’t miss.”

Nick Young Shot Chart
Nick Young shot chart