Good news on Drew’s condition.
ESPN: The Lakers opened up the playoffs with a statement game from Andrew Bynum, who put up 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks against the Thunder in Game 1 of the first round after sitting out almost a month because of a strained left Achilles tendon.
The 7-foot center suffered a slight tear of the lateral meniscus in his right knee late in the series against Oklahoma City but wouldn’t let it slow him down, averaging 12.5 points and 12 rebounds in the first two games of the second round against Utah.
The knee might have finally caught up to him.
The 22-year old addressed reporters after Tuesday’s practice, which he did not take part in, with flip flops on his feet and an ice bag on his knee.
“I feel fine,” Bynum said a day after opening up the conference finals with four points and four rebounds in 19 minutes of play. “I just finished getting some treatment done on it, and [there’s] a lot less swelling.”