Postgame Numbers: Lakers at Nets (3/29/15)

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Lakers’ 107-99 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

L.A.’s deficit with 3:48 left. The Lakers never led, but they clawed to a one-possession game late in the fourth quarter. However, the visitors shot 3-for-7 the rest of the way, while Brooklyn went 2-for-5 and hit all six of its free throw attempts.

Rebounds grabbed by Jordan Hill, which were his new season-high. Playing only 27 minutes, the six-year pro was stopped just one board shy of the most in his career. Hill also notched his 22nd double-double of the year by scoring 22 points on 10-for-17 shooting.

“He was active, did really well on the offensive end,” head coach Byron Scott said. “(He) made some shots for us. Did a great job of rebounding the ball for us on both ends of the floor. Really gave us a chance toward the end to win the game. Without him tonight, we probably don’t even get this close.”

Points scored by Brook Lopez. The 26-year-old entered the game averaging 28.6 points in his last five contests, and he continued his tear against the Lakers by shooting 13-for-22 from the field. Lopez, who also racked up 11 rebounds and four blocks, launched early by scoring 12 points in the first quarter alone.

“He’s tough,” Hill said. “He’s got moves down there. He’s very long (and) strong, too. So you gotta hit him first and just try to force him left.”

Percentage shot by L.A. in the first half. Despite hitting 22 of their first 43 shots, the Lakers entered halftime down by 11 points. This was due to their inability to contain the Nets, who went 27-for-50 (54.0 percent) across the first two quarters.

Lakers Shot Chart (First Half)
Lakers Shot Chart (First Half)

Brown Soars for the Jam

Percentage shot by Brooklyn inside of the arc. The Nets went just 8-for-28 (28.6 percent) on 3-pointers, but they did plenty of damage from 2-point range, where they shot 34-for-59. Brooklyn also scored 56 points in the paint, led by 22 from Lopez.