L.A. Times: Lakers center Andrew Bynum was at the team’s shoot-around this morning and said he felt OK. He is expected to play tonight against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center.
Bynum suffered a right foot injury in Tuesday’s win over New Jersey and tests showed that a small bone spur had chipped off the foot, causing pain and inflammation.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said today, “We are confident he is going to play but it is still going to be a game-time decision.” Bynum was hurt in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game when he collided with the Nets’ Vince Carter, Jackson said.
Bynum played 27 minutes in that game and had 15 points and six rebounds while battling against New Jersey’s 7-foot rookie center Brook Lopez. Bynum, who had five fouls, played into the fourth quarter and finally came out as the Lakers built a big lead.
His condition worsened the next day.
“There are concerns,” Jackson said about Bynum. “If he can play, then he’ll be OK. If there are problems, we’ll have to monitor his actions.”