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ESPN L.A.: Andrew Bynum played his worst game of the playoffs since suffering a slight tear of the meniscus in his right knee in Game 6 of the Los Angeles Lakers first-round series against theOklahoma City Thunder and the performance left Lakers coach Phil Jackson wondering if he was going to use his young center moving forward.
Bynum had two points, two rebounds and four fouls in just seven and a half minutes in the Lakers 118-109 loss to thePhoenix Suns in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday.
“I’ll talk to him to see what his suggestion is about it and how he feels about it,” Jackson said. “I think he was ineffective. There were some things that got by him. He had one nice move in the post. Defensively I thought he was a little bit late.
Bynum concurred with Jackson’s assessment of his play on Sunday.
“I was ineffective, that’s obvious,” Bynum said after Suns forward Amare Stoudemire attacked Bynum and the rest of the Lakers frontline to the tune of 42 points, 11 rebounds and 18 foul-shot attempts, racking up fouls on the L.A. big men.