Andrew Bynum looks to continue his hot streak as the Los Angeles Lakers head north to battle the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden on Thursday night. Bynum has double-doubles in all three games so far this season, and is averaging 22.7 points and 17.0 rebounds so far this year. Bynum had a streak of six straight double-doubles last March. Here are the relevant details of Thursday's game:
Records: Lakers (4-3); Blazers (4-1)
Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: The Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
TV: TNT nationally, and KCAL locally
Offensive Efficiency: Portland 106.4 points per 100 possessions (9th in NBA); Lakers 103.9 (14th)
Defensive Efficiency: Portland 98.1 (sixth); Lakers 98.4 (seventh)
Coming Up Roses: The Blazers are 3-0 so far this season at the Rose Garden, and have beaten the Lakers in 16 of their last 20 regular season games in Portland. The Blazers have won 13 of their last 14 regular season games at home.
One of the Youngest Ever: With his 21 points and 22 rebounds against Houston on Tuesday night, Bynum became the youngest Lakers player with a 20-20 game, at 24 years, 68 days, since Rudy LaRuso put up 30 points and 21 rebounds on February 26, 1961 at 23 years, 107 days old.
Leading Scorers: Kobe Bryant, Lakers (25.9 points per game, fourth in the NBA); LaMarcus Aldridge, Blazers (22.2 ppg, ninth in the NBA)
Leading Rebounders: Bynum doesn't yet qualify, so this would be Pau Gasol for the Lakers (8.6 per game); Marcus Camby, Blazers (9.4 per game)
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