Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Game highs, season highs, career highs oh my!

For the Lakers tonight's victory over the Rockets was the best win of the season as far as numbers go.    

Team highs

Lakers shoot a season high .526 in field goals and crash the boards for a season high 53 rebounds.

Player highs

Kobe has a game high/season high 37 points complimented with 8 boards/6 assists.

Bynum has his first career 20-20 game scoring 21 points and bringing down a game high/season high 22 rebounds. The last game he ever got closest to reaching this feat was against the Milwaukee Bucks on 1/11/2008 where he had 25pts/17reb.

With his third consecutive double-double since his return Andrew Bynum is only getting better as the season progresses. Not to jump the gun here but with the big man playing this well, this Lakers team who isn't expected to place top 3 in the western conference this season should be given a second look.

In seven seasons Bynum has never started this hot. In just three games he's averaging 23pts/17reb. His early season performance should make fans forget about Howard and be reminded that having the always dependable Gasol and a healthy Bynum in the front court always makes this team top contenders in the league.

Photo credit: AP 2012-01-03

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