Not a good way to start the weekend that’s for sure.
ESPN: Lakers starting center Andrew Bynum left Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a strained left Achilles’ tendon.
Bynum exited the game with 10 minutes 9 seconds left in the third quarter and headed to the locker room along with Lakers trainer Gary Vitti where the 7-footer remained for the rest of the game.
The fifth-year center, who was averaging 20.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during the Lakers’ four-game winning streak coming into Friday’s game, had 11 points on four-for-five shooting and five rebounds before leaving.
Bynum will be re-evaluated Saturday by team doctors.