Andrew Bynum had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 56-46 halftime lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their second round NBA playoff series Saturday night at Staples Center. The Lakers trail the best-of-seven series two games to one.
The Lakers led 29-24 after the first quarter with Bynum and Kobe Bryant each scoring 10 points in the quarter, Bynum on 5-of-5 shooting. Bynum made seven of 11 field goals in the first half. Bryant finished with 16 points in the opening 24 minutes.
Pau Gasol added six points and three rebounds in the first half for the Lakers, who shot 48.9% (23 for 47) in the opening half. The Lakers outrebounded Oklahoma City 24-14 in the first half.
One night after making an astonishing 41-of-42 free throws in their Game 3 win over the Thunder, the Lakers made seven of their nine free throws in the first half in Game 4.
Kevin Durant scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Thunder, who shot 46.3% (19 for 41) in the first half. Russell Westbrook had 14 points and four assists, and Serge Ibaka added six points and two blocked shots for Oklahoma City.