Postgame Numbers: Lakers at Trail Blazers (2/11/15)

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Lakers’ 102-86 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Number of combined baskets made by Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin. Boozer went 1-for-11 (9.1 percent) from the field, marking his worst shooting performance since going 0-for-4 as a Cleveland Cavalier on Feb. 23, 2003. It was also his worst clip in 795 career games in which he took at least six shots. Lin, meanwhile, missed all six of his attempts, becoming the only player in the league with four games of zero baskets on at least six shots this season. The remaining Lakers did little to pick up the slack, as the team shot just 34-for-93 (36.6 percent) from the field.

Lakers Shot Chart
Lakers Shot Chart

Said Damian Lillard: “With it being the last game before the (All-Star) break and (against) a team with some guys that are capable of exploding offensively — Nick Young, Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington, guys like that — it could have been a game like the last one that we had with them … where they took us to the end, and it was a tough game to win. But we came in focused. Everybody did their part.”

Rebounds grabbed by LaMarcus Aldridge. The Western Conference all-star led all players on the boards despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter alongside Lillard. Aldridge also notched his 27th double-double of the season by pitching in 18 points, despite shooting just 2-for-11 in the first half. The Dallas native made up for it in the third quarter, tallying 10 points on 4-for-9 shooting with five rebounds.

Minutes played by Nick Young, who left the game in the third quarter with a left peroneal tendon strain. Young — who expressed optimism about his injury heading into the eight-day All-Star break — continued his frigid start to the new year, shooting just 4-for-12 and missing all of his four 3-point attempts. Young is now hitting just 31.6 percent (62-for-196) from the field and 27.4 percent (26-for-95) on triples in 2015.

Points scored by Portland in the third quarter. The Blazers shot 13-for-24 (54.2 percent) in the third period and outscored the Lakers by 15 points. Aldridge and Wesley Matthews each had 10 points in the frame and combined for more baskets (eight) than the entire Lakers roster, which went 7-for-23 (30.4 percent).

“They just made shots and we didn’t,” head coach Byron Scott said. “They got a little bit of everything that they wanted. … They got much more aggressive on the offensive end, defensively as well. And that’s what normally happens; teams just being able to turn it up, and we haven’t been able to match that intensity.”

Percentage shot by the Lakers on free throws. On a night when just about nothing went right, the Lakers had a perfect performance at the foul line for the first time since Nov. 17, 2013. However, even the silver lining was a bit gray, as L.A. was held to a season-low 11 free throw attempts. On the other end, Portland put on an even better display at the charity stripe, shooting 22-for-23 (95.7 percent) on free throws.