Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bynum Ties NBA Playoff Record, Lakers Take Game 1

The Lakers took game one in dominate fashion on both sides of the floor. Everyone pitched in on the offensive side of the ball. There was good ball movement and distribution. On the defensive side of the ball, the Lakers were stifling, especially Andrew Bynum.

Six Lakers scored double digit points, lead by Kobe Bryant with 31 points. Devin Ebanks put in 12 in the first half to get the Lakers going. Pau Gasol had 8 assists and 13 points. Even Jordan Hill got into the action with another solid game off the bench. He had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ramon Session got to see hs first playoff minutes after 5 years of waiting. Sessions kept a good tempo going and put in 14 points and dished out 5 assists.

The story of this game though, was the phenomenal defense by Andrew Bynum. Bynum set a Lakers playoff record and tied a NBA playoff record with 10 blocks. Coach Mike Brown describe him as a "monster patrolling the paint". He also became the first Laker since Magic Johnson in 1991 to record a triple-double in the playoffs. He had 10 point, 13 rebounds, and of course the 10 blocked shots. After the game, Bynum said, "Note to self the more I play D the better we will be". So we see where his head will be and that's the best possible mindset he can have and it will greatly benefit the Lakers playoff run.

The Lakers lead the series 1 - 0 and game two will be Tuesday at 10:30EST from Staples Center.


Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing.

Hustlah said...

Bynum is ass. Playoff records are nice but full grown beards are better grow up jackass