Andrew Bynum scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and blocked two shots, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 106-73 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night at Staples Center. The victory was the second straight win for the Lakers. After being held under 100 points for a franchise record 13 straight games, the Lakers have topped the century mark in two straight games.
Kobe Bryant scored 18 points in the first quarter, matching the output of the entire Charlotte team in the first 12 minutes. Bryant ended the night with 24 points and three rebounds. Kobe opened the night making seven of his first 10 shots from the field and made his first two three-pointers, but then made just 2-of-11 the rest of the way, including missing his last nine threes.
The Lakers led 60-36 at halftime. Charlotte fell to 3-19 on the season, the worst record in the NBA, including 1-11 on the road.
Rookie guard Andrew Goudelock scored 12 points in 25 minutes, continuing to contribute off the bench for the Lakers. The rookie has 46 points in his last four games on 17-for-34 shooting, including 8-of-14 from three-point range.
The Lakers won't see Staples Center for another two weeks. They begin their Grammy road trip on Friday in Denver, the first of six stops on their 10-day journey.
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