On Friday night the Lakers (20-39) shot a stunning 70.4% from three-point range in a 126-122 victory over the Sacramento Kings (20-38).
Obviously the season hasn't gone as hoped for the Lakers, who sit at the bottom of the 15-team Western Conference. Injuries have derailed what initially was a promising season.
Nonetheless, the Lakers have excelled in one area in particular -- three-point shooting.
Through 59 games, the Lakers are tied for third overall in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers at 38.2% from behind the three-point arc as a team.
The San Antonio Spurs are the top team from long range, hitting 39.0%. The New Orleans Pelicans are second at 38.5%.
The Blazers (9.5 threes made a game) have a slight edge over the Lakers (9.4), but both hit more shots from beyond the arc than the Spurs (8.0) and Pelicans (6.1).
In just five games with the Lakers since coming over via trade from the Golden State Warriors, MarShon Brooks has hit eight of his nine attempts, or 88.9%, from long range.
Jordan Farmar, who scored a career-high 30 points on Friday, converting eight of 10 from three-point range, is now shooting 44.9% from behind the arc.
Kendall Marshall is mere decimal points behind Farmar at 44.7%, followed by Jodie Meeks at 40.0%.
Offense, in general, hasn't been a major issue for the Laker this season. The team is 14th overall in scoring at 101.1 points a game.
Where the Lakers have truly struggled is on the defensive side of the ball, yielding an average of 106.5 points a game. Only the 15-43 Philadelphia 76ers allow more (110.9).
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