Bynum’s Knee Feels No Worse

by June 06, 2010

Monique Walker has the word: “Bynum was able to participate in most of Wednesday’s practice and played 28 minutes in the Lakers’ 102-89 victory over the Celtics Thursday. With two days before Game 2, rest was all Bynum could think about. He said the days between games are ‘huge’ because he doesn’t know if he’ll participate in a full practice. ‘I’ll definitely get some shots up,’ he said. Bynum said his knee doesn’t feel any worse, which is considered positive. He said the main focus is to limit swelling. Bynum scored 10 points and collected six rebounds in Game 1. The 7-foot, 285-pounder gives the Lakers size in the paint that it lacked in 2008 when Bynum was injured. LA’s frontcourt played aggressively, and the Lakers finished with a big edge in rebounding (42-31) and points in the paint (48-30). ‘I think they’re going to be more aggressive and try to attack us in the inside,’ Bynum said of Game 2. ‘We’re going to be ready for that and at the same time we just got to keep doing what we’re doing and not turn the ball over and not allow them to get fast-break opportunities and kick out threes.’