The Stat Line of the Night – 11/12/09 – Andrew Bynum
Kobe Bryant is the man on the L.A. Lakers. He may even be the man of the entire NBA depending on who you think is the best player in the league. Kobe had an incredible game last night –when doesn’t he– but one of his teammates did him one better: Andrew Bynum.
Bynum was an unstoppable force against the Suns on Thursday night. He cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds. He protected the paint and denied the Suns with 3 blocked shots. And while Kobe had more points, Bynum helpd lead the Laker offense with 26 points on 13-18 shooting from the floor. He missed all 3 of his free throws, so he could have tied Kobe for the team lead with 29 points. It all added up to a 121-102 Lakers win.
The Lake Show are now 7-1 and on top of the Western Conference. With Kobe and Bynum as the NBA’s new dynamic duo, the Lakers may be holding the trophy again come June. Bynum is now averaging 21 points and over 11 rebounds per game. For his dominating performance last night, he gets “The Stat Line of the Night” for 11/12/09.