Monday, April 25, 2011

Chris Paul has first triple-double of year, Hornets even series

During the regular season, Hornets point guard Chris Paul had no triple-doubles.

CP3 picked a great time to have his first of the season.

In last night's 93-88 win over the Lakers to even the series, Paul finished with 27 points, 15 assists and a career-high 13 rebounds.

"Regardless of what happens in this series, it was good to see the city with a smile on their face," said Paul. "It was fun, man. I'm just so thankful to get to say this is my way of life."

Paul is the first player to have 25-plus points, 15-plus assists and 10-plus rebounds in a playoff game since Oscar Robertson did so in 1964.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Andrew Bynum says knee 'felt fine' after Friday's practice

Lakers center Andrew Bynum participated in Friday's practice without much pain in his hyper-extended right knee, per Mark Medina of the LA Times.

Bynum, who hyperextended his knee on Tuesday, will be ready to go for Game 1 versus the Hornets on Sunday.

"It felt fine," said Bynum (via Medina). "It was all right. I'll be all right. It's nothing that's not normal at this point."

Since the All-Star break, Bynum has averaged 11.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.