Andrew Bynum vowed to be more aggressive in Game 2, and he was a man of his word. Bynum, was 8 for 11 from the field scoring 18 points, and grabbing 13 rebounds (7 of which were offensive boards).
After the Lakers dropped another game at home, Bynum’s frustration came out, as he said the following to reporters after the game:
“It’s obvious we have trust issues and unless we come out and discuss them, then nothing will change,” Bynum said.
“We’re a talented team, so we kind of get by sometimes,” Bynum said. “We have guys who can take over a game, four or five guys who can score 10 straight points …. so it makes it less obvious. It seems obvious now because this team (Mavericks) are cutting us apart and we’re not doing anything about it.”
Kobe Bryant was then asked at the podium about Bynum’s comments:
“I think the trust that he’s referring to is being able to help each other on the defensive end of the floor,” Bryant said. “He gets frustrated when he supports a guard coming off the screen and roll and nobody supports him when a big’s rolling to the basket.”
The Lakers are in a must-win game on Friday. No team that has fell down 0-3 in a seven game series, has ever came back to win.