|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Lakers are hoping for another edition of the Andrew Bynum show at the Staples Center tonight in their second game versus the Denver Nuggets in this opening round playoff contest. Tip off is scheduled for approximately 10:30ET, and can be seen on TNT following the Sixers and Bulls.
Bynum was "monstrous" as described by first year coach Mike Brown. He set an NBA playoff record with 10 blocked shots and a team mark previously held by someone you may be familiar with by the name of Kareem Abdul Jabbar. He also was given credit for an unusual triple double by combining the 10 blocked shots with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
The last Laker to have a more traditional points, rebounds and assists tripler in the basketball betting postseason was another resident of Tinsel Town, Magic Johnson, who had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a staggering 20 assists in a game against the Michael Jordan led Bulls in 1991.
The result on Sunday was a 103-88 Los Angeles victory. There were other players on the floor besides Bynum, including Devin Ebanks who was playing for the Lakers in place of Metta World Peace, who did not live up to his new last name after throwing a celebratory elbow smack dab to the head of the Thunders James Harden last week.
He received a seven game suspension from the NBA for his actions. Ebanks, on the other hand, played admirably scoring 12 points, albeit, all in the first half. Thats all they needed from him, as resident scorer Kobe Bryant, after a slow start, took it from there in the second half and netted 31 points total before it was over.
At times the Nuggets looked lost with only Danillo Gallanari showing any consistency and finishing the night with 19 points on fifty percent shooting. The Lakers and Nuggets have met five times previously in the postseason, with Los Angeles emerging victorious in all five of those series.
The Lakers are a 5 point basketbal odds home favorite tonight on a $110 wager to win $100. Another $110 bet will be needed for the over/under of 200.5 points.