1) At 88 points, the Lakers had their lowest point total in a win this season. Their bench outscored the starters 46-42, led by
2) The Pacers hit 33 field goals in 90 attempts (36.7%). The Lakers actually made six fewer shots (in 71 tries, 38.0%), and only six three-pointers to Indiana's eight. The difference in the game was at the free-throw line where the Lakers hit 28 of 30 (93.3%). The Pacers made 13 of 18 attempts (72.2%), giving up 15 points to the Lakers.
"That's all we do after practice is shoot free throws. Coach kind of made that an emphasis and we are doing all right," said Young after the game. "My man
Young hit all 12 of his attempts. Davis converted three of four.
3) Kobe Bryant did not agree with the call on
"I just wonder what the league's coming to, when that's a flagrant foul," said Bryant. It's a foul, a technical foul maybe, but a flagrant foul? My goodness."
Boozer also commented that while he did give Hibbert a little push, the Pacers' big man flopped.
4) Now that Bryant has made passing to his teammates a greater priority, he's become harder to defend.
Bryant scored the winner over
Davis ultimately missed a free throw that would have given the Lakers a tie in the final seconds in a loss to the
Kelly's box score stands out, despite no points, assists, steals or blocks, and just two rebounds and two fouls in 11 1/2 minutes. Kelly led the Lakers with a +/- of eight -- meaning his team outscored the Pacers by eight points with Kelly on the floor.