Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 2:32 pm  |  4 responses

Andrew Bynum: ’100 Percent’ Sure He’s Good For Tonight

Word is Andrew Bynum’s not risking permanent damage by playing on a bad knee, but that was the word about Grant Hill a decade ago also. Anyway, Marc Spears breaks down Bynum’s availability for Game 5: “ Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum ended any doubt he will play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals by saying he’s ’100 percent sure’ he’ll be on the floor Sunday night. Bynum has played with a slight cartilage tear in his right knee since March 30. He was considered questionable for Game 5 after having his right knee drained Friday. He also underwent an MRI that revealed no additional damage to the knee. Bynum credited the two days off, as well as the fact he didn’t have to spend six hours on a plane like he did on Monday, as helping him feel better, ’It is frustrating, especially during the series,’ Bynum said. ‘But I’m doing okay. The draining worked, and on Sunday I’m going to be ready to go.’ Bynum said how many minutes he plays will be based on how he feels, but thinks he’ll be capable of shouldering ‘a heavy load.’ He played just 12 in the Lakers’ Game 4 loss, almost all of which came in the first half.”

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  • namik

    Yound Drew manning up. Gotta love it!

  • namik

    Young Drew manning up. Gotta love it!

  • bashmo

    Well the reason why the lakers controlled the tempo in the first half of game 4 was cus of this guy…the fact that he is such a precence in the paint…lamar odom cannot replace the stuff this guy brings to the table, length, inside threat, rebounding over others and of course the presence aspect…Without Bynum, the Lakers cannot beat the celtics..the 4th quarter of game 4 was proof of that

  • Th3_R3al_Chris

    6 points and 1 rebound in 31 mins? I’d be surprised to see him suit up for game 6 and play more than a quarter.