Stat Line Of The Night — 4/29/12 — Andrew Bynum
If there is one area of the Los Angeles Lakers’ game that they should be able to take advantage of against almost any team that they may run into during their 2012 playoff run, it is their size in the paint. They were putting that glaring advantage on display during Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Denver Nuggets yesterday.
No Lakers’ big man was a bigger presence in the paint than Andrew Bynum. The Nuggets took a total of 90 shots in the opening game of the series, and the Lakers’ center blocked 11% of them, as he recorded 10 blocked shots to go along with 10 points and 13 rebounds during the Lakers’ 103-88 victory.
Bynum’s big man triple-double now has the Lakers out to a 1-0 series lead. His 10 blocks tied the record for most blocks during an NBA playoff game, while earning him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, April 29, 2012.