L.A. Times: Sometimes Andrew Bynum is the future of the franchise, dragging a defender or two on the way to a roaring dunk.
And sometimes he’s that 7-foot kid who only recently exited his teenage years.
He played the part of the latter Friday against Boston, ending a string of solid outings with a four-point, four-foul misery of an evening. On top of it, Celtics center Kendrick Perkins scored a career-high 21 points, ditching both Bynum and a reputation as a defense-minded player.
“Everything went wrong for Andrew,” Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.
Bynum had been on somewhat of a roll, averaging 14.8 points and 10 rebounds in his previous four games, but he called his experience against Boston a “shame” and “terrible.”
“I don’t know what was going on for me,” he said. “I wasn’t going to the basket strong like before.”
Bynum was also in and out of foul trouble.
“Two of them were terrible,” he said of the calls. “One time . . . I just got done talking to the official. I was like, ‘What can I do to not get the foul?’ He was like, ‘Well, if you’re in the restricted area [near the basket] and jump straight up, it’s not a foul.’ I did it the next play, and the guy who told me that blew the whistle. So I was like, ‘I guess I can’t do anything to avoid those.’