Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum racked up 10 blocks against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The tally ties an NBA playoff record for blocks in a playoff game and helped the Lakers handle the Nuggs by a score of 103-88 in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
Ball Don’t Lie explains:
He is just the third player to post double-figure blocks in a playoff game, joining former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton, who set the record by blocking 10 shots against the Houston Rockets on April 26, 1985, and Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who tied Eaton’s mark with 10 blocks against the Lakers on April 29, 1990. Olajuwon, too, posted a triple-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.