Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Lakers’ 103-97 overtime loss to the Orlando Magic.
Shots missed by the Lakers in overtime. L.A. went just 2-for-10 in the extra period, as both Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson missed all three of their attempts in overtime. The Magic, meanwhile, shot 4-for-9 and hit all four of their free throws to double up on L.A. in the added period, 12-6. By falling three points short of the century mark, the Lakers became Orlando’s first opponent that scored fewer than 100 points in its last 15 games.
Lakers Shot Chart (Overtime)
“I thought we just played not to lose,” head coach Byron Scott said. “We were on our heels, and it looked like we were just scared. If we play like that, then we’re gonna lose games like that. Hopefully our guys in there are a little upset, because (it’s) another one that we allowed to get away. But you’ve got to give (Orlando) credit. They upped the ante as far as the intensity level goes, and we just didn’t react real well to it.”
L.A.’s lead with 10:47 left in the fourth quarter. However, from there the Lakers went scoreless for nearly four minutes, missing four straight shots and turning the ball over twice. On the other end, Orlando scored 15 unanswered points by sinking six consecutive attempts. Aaron Gordon led the way by pitching in seven points on his own, as Orlando snagged the 86-82 lead with seven minutes left in regulation.
Points scored by Ryan Kelly. The second-year Laker unleashed his highest scoring output of the season by shooting 6-for-14 from the field and 5-for-6 on 3-pointers. Kelly did most of his damage in the third quarter, in which he poured in 15 points — surpassing his previous season high (13) in that frame alone.
“I think I was a little more active,” Kelly said. “My teammates saw me (for) some opportunities, and I didn’t hesitate to shoot at all whenever I got it, especially when I got going. I think, for me, I tend to try to make the right play, but sometime’s the play is to be aggressive and shoot the ball. I’m a pretty good shooter when I’m lined up and ready to shoot.”
Points scored by Tobias Harris. The fourth-year pro tormented the Lakers with the highest scoring game of his career by shooting 14-for-18 from the field. Harris — who has averaged 22.0 points in his last five games against L.A. — became the first Orlando player to rack up that many points while shooting better than 77 percent from the field since Dwight Howard on March 5, 2012.
Tobias Harris Shot Chart
Points scored in the paint by Orlando, which averages the second-most paint points in the league. The Magic shot 29-for-48 in that area, where they outscored the Lakers by 28 points. L.A., on the other hand, went just 15-for-33 in the paint, including 0-for-4 in overtime. Orlando’s dominance in the paint was clear in the second half and overtime, as it outscored L.A., 36-12, on paint points during that span.