monsterL.A. Times: Andrew Bynum was relieved.

It was time to move on to another playoff series, one in which he would make a bigger impact if the Lakers and their center get their wish.

If timing is everything, Bynum was solid Sunday against the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

He was pretty much a human pendulum against Houston, swinging back and forth between scoreless games, of which he logged three, and productive efforts.

In Game 7, he had 14 points on six-for-seven shooting. He also had six rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in 22 minutes.

“Andrew played great,” forward Pau Gasol said. “His production was very, very good. He played aggressive, he controlled the boards and he was a presence. We need that from him consistently. We’re going to need that in the next series against a front lineup that is going to be a lot bigger than Houston’s.”

Indeed, there are no 6-foot-6 centers on the Denver Nuggets’ roster.

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