(CBS) – Andrew Bynum recorded the first playoff triple-double by a Laker in 21 years as the Los Angeles Lakers cruised past the Denver Nuggets 103-88 in game one of the NBA playoffs on Sunday afternoon.
Bynum scored 10 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and tied a NBA postseason record with 10 blocked shots.
Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 31 points.
“We’re a championship caliber team.” Bryant said. “We were very good defensively, very active, contested everything.”
Magic Johnson had a triple-double in the 1991 NBA Finals.