Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dissecting the Lakers 6-13 record when Nash, Kobe, Gasol & Howard play together



My fanship sacrifice to stay up and watch the debacle (thanks @DadWithAPen) of the Lakers/Warriors game last night was worth every frustrating second mainly for two eyebrow-raising reasons; 1) Kobe's dunk and 2) The tweet above that showed it's ugly face on my TL as I was closing shop for the night.

That stat stuck to me like that annoying first piece of tape you spend minutes trying to find. We dissected and exposed the good and the ugly from those first 5 losses to see where the Lakers at their full potential (elite four suited up) fell apart and here are the glorified stats:

10/30 - Opening Night - LAL 91 - DAL 99 (box score)
Nash: 3-9 FG (33%) 7-pts, 1-4 3PT (25%), 4-assists
Kobe: 11-14 FG (78%) 22-pts
Gasol: 8-19 FG (42%) 23-pts, game high 13-rebs, game high 6-asts (T-Blake)
Howard: 8-12 FG (66%) 19-pts, 10-rebs. 3-14 FT (21%)

Team: 12-31 FT (38%) - 19 missed free points
Bench: Outscored by 20-points


10/31 - LAL 106 - POR 116 (box score)
Nash: 1-3 FG (2 PTS) - Left game early due to injury
Kobe: 10-20 FG (50%), 30-pts, 7-turnovers
Gasol: 7-14 FG (50%), 16-pts, 9-rebs
Howard: 9-15 FG (60%), game high 33-pts, game high 14-rebs

Team: 24-turnovers

12/26 - LAL 114 - DEN 126 (box score)
Nash: 6-8 FG (75%), 15-pts, 8-asts
Kobe: 13-24 FG (54%), game high 40-pts, 5-9 3PT (55%)
Gasol: 7-11 FG (63%), 19-pts
Howard: 4-6 FG (66%), 12-pts, 7-rebs

Team: Allowed 20-orebs from opponent
Bench: Outscored by 14-pts (Lakers bench 28-pts, Corey Brewer alone 27-pts)

1/1 - Happy Boo Year - LAL 99 - PHI 103 (box score)
Nash: 6-11 FG (54%), 12-pts, 10-assists
Kobe: 14-29 FG (48%), game high 36-pts
Gasol: 2-12 FG (16%), 11-pts, 9-rebs
Howard: 1-7 FG (14%), 7-pts, 14-rebs

LAL 17-assists / PHI 27-assists

1/4 - LAL 102 - LAC 107 (box score)
Nash: 3-4 FG (all FGA from behind the arc), 12-pts, 10-assists
Kobe: 15-25 FG (60%), game high 38-pts, 5-steals
Gasol: 1-6 FG (16%), 2-points, 4-rebs
Howard: 8-14 FG (57%), 21-pts, 15-rebs

Here are the box scores for the remaining 8-losses. Take a look for yourself:

1/6 Box Score; 1/17 Box Score; 1/20 Box Score; 1/21 Box Score; 1/23 Box Score; 1/30 Box Score; 3/22 Box Score; 3/25 Box Score.

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