Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bynum Dominates Glass Versus Spurs

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Lakers bigman Andrew Bynum almost single-handedly outrebounded the San Antonio Spurs last night when he grabbed a league-high 30 rebounds in L.A.'s 98-84 win. The entire Spurs team finished with just 33 rebounds including a mere 2 by Tim Duncan and no player on their team had more than 5. The Lakers finished +27 in the rebounding column for the game, allowed just one offensive rebound, and overcame the absence of injured Kobe Bryant in a big road win (more on this in a bit). Bynum's 30 rebounds are the most since Kevin Love had a 31 against the Knicks early last season. Love and Bynum are the only two players in the past 15 seasons that have grabbed at least 30 rebounds in a game. Bynum is also just the fifth Lakers player to collect 30 rebounds in a game, joining greats George Mikan, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain (who did it 16 times) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Not bad company to be in.


So I was reading the Bynum story last night and looking through the box score and came across this gem for why Kobe Bryant didn't play:

 Yep. Teno..syno..vito... ? Of course, not to be out done, San Antonio had this for Gary Neal:

So yes, now in addition to being a huge sports nerd, you also require a medical doctorate to decipher postgame boxscores. Anyhow, upon doing some research, Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon while Gastroenteritis is also known as... (dramatic pause)... the stomach bug. And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

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