Andrew Bynum has received his fair share of criticism over the years, but the young big man has been incredible in the first game of the playoffs. With the Lakers leading the Nuggets for most of the afternoon, Bynum has swatted his way to a triple-double with just minutes left in game one.
We have a video of Bynum dominating the paint after the jump. It's pretty fun to watch.
Now if only the Lakers could get that kind of production for the next month or so...
According to a couple tweets that have rolled in from Staples Center, Bynum's big day against the Nuggets has broken a franchise playoff record. His 10 blocks tied the NBA record, as well. Check it out.
That Bynum swat (passes) the Lakers' playoff record established by Kareem (though they didn't track swats in Wilt's day).— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 29, 2012
Just moments after that tweet came the tenth block of the day, giving Bynum a triple-double for the day with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 swats. Pretty special day for the big fella, no?
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