Andrew Bynum got in another good practice today, although Phil Jackson still held Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol out of practice for rest purposes (and Jackson noted that Lamar Odom was “strolling” through practice).
The Lakers worked against some Utah sets, specifically ones for Deron Williams or Carlos Boozer, and Bynum came away with this Williams-focused No. 1 priority for the series: “Wall off their guards.”
Jackson noted that Bynum’s previous playoff experience did not go well against Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire — Jackson said Bynum “had some issues” — and Bynum has basically forgotten that any of that ever happened.
“I’m just a little bit excited and a little bit anxious,” Bynum said.
Bynum will match up most with Boozer, with Pau Gasol on Mehmet Okur.