Found April 12, 2012 on
The Daily Sports Herald:
Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs
No Kobe? No problem.
The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to an easy 98-84 road win Wednesday night over the San Antonio Spurs in one of the team’s most impressive outings of the season. The Lakers were led by Andrew Bynum’s career-high 30 rebounds and Metta World Peace’s 26 points.
Bynum became just one of five Lakers to reach the 30-rebound plateau, a feat that had not been accomplished in over two decades. Bynum dominated the boards, single-handedly outrebounding the smaller Spurs 19-18 by halftime. He ended the game just 3 rebounds shy of matching the Spurs’ total as a team.
The Lakers, who have often been criticized for not consistently playing a full 48 minutes, played a solid game on both ends of the floor, steadily building their lead over the Spurs until it peaked at 26 with about seven and a half minutes to go in the fourth.
World Peace made 5 of 5 shots in the early minutes of the fourth quarter, including one wild three-pointer to beat the shot clock. He shot 1...
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Andrew Bynum dropped a curse word during his interview after grabbing 30 rebounds in a Lakers win. He was upset with himself.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 30 rebounds, the most in an NBA game this season, and the Los Angeles Lakers didn't need Kobe Bryant to blow out the San Antonio Spurs 98-84 Wednesday night.
Metta World Peace scored 26 points and the Lakers, playing their third straight game without the injured Bryant, manhandled the Spurs underneath to hand the West's...
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