Bynum, Lakers Stuff Nuggets, Win Game 1
(LOS ANGELES) — Who knew Andrew Bynum was a human wall? The Los Angeles Lakers big man blocked 10 shots, leading the Lakers to a 103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets, in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
Bynum also scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, earning him the first triple-double in Lakers’ playoff history since Magic Johnson did it in the 1991 NBA Finals versus the Bulls.
“That’s a huge accomplishment,” Bynum said of his historical night. “Magic’s a great player.”
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring 31 points, and the Lakers never trailed in the game.
Bynums’ 10 blocks ties Utah’s Mark Eaton and Houston’s Hakeem Olajuwon for the most blocks in NBA playoff history.
Game 2 is in Los Angeles Tuesday night, and will begin at 10:30 PM ET.
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