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Andrew Bynum gets 30 rebounds, curses on live TV [Web links]

April 12, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers center Andrew Bynum goes up for a shot against San Antonio.
Lakers center Andrew Bynum goes up for a shot against San Antonio. (Larry Smith / European Press…)

Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits Andrew Bynum for becoming the fifth player in Lakers history to grab 30 rebounds in the Lakers' 98-84 victory Wednesday over the San Antonio Spurs. Bresnahan also notes how Bynum cursed on live television in describing his seven-of-20 shooting effort.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notes the Lakers can do anything if Bynum plays sharp defense and Metta World Peace plays sound offense.

--The San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald explains why the Spurs couldn't beat the Lakers without Kobe Bryant.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers dominated San Antonio.

Sidebars

--The Times' Bresnahan explains how World Peace has taken a heightened leadership role.

Notebooks

--The San Antonio Express-News' Mike Monroe mentions how Tony Parker stalled against the Lakers.

--The Daily News' Teaford highlights Mike Brown's belief that Kobe Bryant isn't rushing back from injury.

Columns

--Fox Sports Houston's Tully Corcoran argues the Lakers shouldn't rush Bryant back.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin believes the Lakers are playing the underdog role well.

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix obviously includes Bryant as one of the players making the 2012 London Olympic team. But he also mentions how Bryant's defense in the 2008 Beijing Olympics proved contagious.

Blogs

--Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine muses over Bynum dropping an expletive on live television.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over San Antonio.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Spurs game.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Dexterfishmore has given up trying to figure out the Lakers.

--Forum Blue and Gold's R.R. Magellan breaks down the good, bad and the ugly in the Lakers' win over San Antonio.

Tweet of the Day: "Lakers' victory in San Antonio earned them day off from practice Thursday. Extended shoot-around Friday with possible Kobe return vs. Denver." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Kevin Ding

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "World Peace is fast becoming one of my favorite NBA players. Dude is like a scared and grizzled old samurai warrior and you can never count him out. Says what he feels and means what he says unlike the usual cliche spouting dimwits in sports. As for not making a contibution how quickley some forget that without Metta, there would have been no 2010 Championship! Finally, I caught a lot of ridicule last season when I said Bynum would one day be a better baller than DH. It's true that he's not very mature at this stage and that's a fact, but even if you don't agree that he's better than DH right now, there's no doubt it's coming.  Who's laughing now?" -- Stone_icon

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