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JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee
Position: C
Born: 01/19/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
It became a laborious night for the Pistons as the Lakers blocked 25.6% of their shot attempts (20 of 78), making it the highest percentage of blocked shots in a game since blocks became an official statistic in 1973-74, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. “Obviously it was a huge factor in the game,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “Our three big guys just played exceptional basketball. I think we as a group were not happy with giving up 68 points in the paint against the Pelicans. That was sort of the theme of our film session yesterday, and those guys took a lot of pride in protecting our rim tonight. Twenty blocks, that’s pretty special. Those guys did a great job.”
“We want to protect the paint as much as possible,” Davis said. “If teams are going to beat us, make sure they beat us from the outside.” The Lakers are the first team to block 20 shots since the Toronto Raptors did it Nov. 7, 2001. It was the second-best total in Lakers history; they had 21 blocks against Denver in April 1982.
His Lakers (24-3) haven’t always needed that jolt. In a grinding 106-96 win over the Atlanta Hawks, they did. Even the West’s best team sometimes gets a case of the blahs — James helped lift them out of it. “It kept us honest. It just kept us happy,” JaVale McGee said. “We need some of the flashy things to happen, just to keep us in our vibe. That’s our vibe: We do flashy things, we win ball games, and we have fun.”