Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Twin Tower Bounced Back in Lakers Win vs. Warriors

Pau Gasol bounced back from a bad game just 24 hours earlier. Gasol had 33 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in their come from behind victory over the Golden State Warriors 114-106 on Wednesday night.

Andrew Bynum also rebounded from a bad game against New Orleans. He had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, whose home loss to the Hornets on Tuesday snapped a six-game winning streak for the Western Conference leaders.

Kobe Bryant added 21 points to secure their seventh victory in eight games. Trevor Ariza, who played for 34 minutes to make up for the absence of injured Lamar Odom, contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds.

In their loss to New Orleans the previous night, Gasol made only 3 of his 8 field goal attempts for 10 points. He also grab just 8 boards and didn't block any shots. In their win tonight, he was 12-of-21, 8 offensive boards and 2 blocks. He's also hit a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line.

Bynum only scored 7 points on 2-of-7 shooting with only 8 rebounds in their loss last night. This time he connected on 7 of his 12 attempts, had 4 of his 11 rebounds on the offensive end, and blocked 2 shots.

Jamal Crawford scored went 10-of-26 for 25 points with 9 assists but had 5 turnovers. Corey Maggette added 19 points and Marco Binelli 14.

Andris Beidrins contributed 12 points 3 block shots and 17 rebounds, all in the defensive end. Kelenna Azubuike added 15 points off-the-bench.


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