Andrew Bynum: Lakers Will Win Championship If They Play Defense

by May 14, 2012

After finally eliminating those pesky and terrifying Denver Nuggets, Andrew Bynum likes his team’s chances at grabbing another ring this summer. But only on one condition. From the OC Register: “Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum in Game 7 became the first teammates in NBA playoff history to combine for at least 30 points, 30 rebounds, 20 offensive rebounds and 10 blocks in a game. Steve Blake concluded after Gasol’s Game 7: ‘You saw the hunger.’ And Gasol will need to bring that intensity much earlier in [the Thunder] series. ‘Got to continue to play the same way,’ Gasol said. Bynum vowed to stay focused on defense first, seeing at least four blocks each game from him as a key to advancing now and later. He also offered a defense-focused declaration. ‘We’ll win this championship,” Bynum said, ‘if we commit to defense.'”