L.A Times: Though it was just an exhibition, there was a matchup that created some interest in the game between the Lakers and Toronto Raptors on Sunday night in the “shootout” at Staples Center.
The Lakers have the Twin Tower pair of 7-footers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum that faced the Toronto big-man tandem of 6-10 Chris Bosh and 6-11 Jermaine O’Neal.
For the Lakers’ pair that still is a work in progress, this was a gauge for them, an opportunity for Gasol and Bynum to see how they would fare against two talented frontcourt players.
“They are very good low-post players,” Gasol said. “It’s a challenge to guard them.”
Gasol and Bynum held their own, doing their thing in helping the Lakers to a 112-89 victory.
Gasol had seven points and seven rebounds; Bynum nine points and four rebounds.
“It’s a great gauge,” Bynum said. “There definitely are two All-Star players on the other side. It’s definitely a good test.”