Lakers Beat Spurs 98-84, Behind Bynum's 30 Boards April 12, 2012 14:28
Andrew Bynum's 30 rebounds led the Los Angeles Lakers over the San Antonio Spurs last night, winning 98-84 without the injured Kobe Bryant.
Bynum's 30 rebounds are the most in the NBA since the Timberwolves' Kevin Love grabbed 31 two years ago, against the New York Knicks.
The 7 foot Bynum finished the game with 16 points on 7 of 20 shooting, to go with 30 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.
''It's great to have 30 boards, but my shots not working and I'm little upset about that,'' said Bynum,''For me, I'll remember shooting poorly.''
''They had some air balls that fell right to me,'' Bynum said. ''So I just had my hands ready.''
The Lakers were without Bryant for their third consecutive game last night, who is resting his sore left shin.
Metta World Peace scored a seasons best 26 points, and Pau Gasol added a double double of 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Parker only scored 4 points in the game, with Manu Ginobili adding a measly 9 points as the Spurs shot only 40% from the field. Danny Green lead the Spurs with 22 points and Tim Duncan finished with 14 points, 2 rebounds and 3 blocks.
''He got a lot of position rebounds tonight,'' Duncan said. ''He obviously is a big body and he had eight offensive rebounds, which really hurt us. All in all, we just did not play well.''
Bynum's 30 rebounds are the most by a Laker since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had more than 30 in 1978
Picture from: Eric Gay/The Associated Press