O.C. Register: Phil Jackson was asked after practice about Andrew Bynum’s acknowledgement that he’s having pain on the outside of his right knee, which Bynum said was in his iliotibial band.
Jackson was aware of the problem but said: “I don’t think that it’s anything that is structural.” Jackson suggested that the brace that Bynum is wearing might cause his knee to move in such a manner that exacerbates this sort of thing.
“We’re keeping an eye on it,” Jackson said.
Bynum has played the final four regular-season games and now two postseason games since tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Jackson said Bynum’s dramatic fade after a torrid start to Game 2 was partly because of Utah’s double-teaming and Bynum’s fatigue.
“He’s working a little bit too hard to get ready for the game,” Jackson said of Bynum’s pregame workout.
The Lakers worked on offensive adjustments at practice and will address some defensive things at their shootaround Thursday in Salt Lake City before Game 3.