Lakers continue to brick free throws
The Lakers score an average of 102.4 points a game, sixth in the league. They shoot a respectable percentage from the field at 45.8% (10th overall) and 35.8% from three-point range (14th).
By tiebreakers, the Lakers have the 16th best record in the NBA, but their basic offensive numbers aren't to blame.
The problems start at the free-throw line, where the Lakers are dead last at 68.8%. They also take more attempts than any other team (27.7 a game).
The free-throw problem falls primarily on the shoulders of Dwight Howard (48.6%).
-- LA Times Blog