L.A. Times: Reporting from Indianapolis — In his own, low-key way, Lakers center Andrew Bynum was critical of Coach Phil Jackson’s substitution pattern in the fourth quarter of tonight’s 118-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Bynum was with the second unit of Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic, Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza when they blitzed the Pacers with a 17-0 run to end the third quarter to give the Lakers a 15-point lead.

Bynum was with that group when they built the lead to 16 early in the fourth.

But after that reserve unit turned the ball over four times in the first 2:44 of the fourth, made one of three shots and saw a 104-88 lead cut to 104-96, Jackson pulled Odom, Farmar, Ariza and Vujacic and replaced them with the starters.

Bynum stayed in with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher and Vladimir Radmanovic.

But Bynum still was taken aback that the reserves were yanked. He had found his groove with that group during their run, scoring six of his seven third-quarter points.

“The second unit played well, got a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. We were all taken out with six minutes to go in game,” Bynum said. “We didn’t get any rebounds [after that]. I don’t know what to say about that.”

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  • e

    all i have to say to bynum is stop whining…you got outrebounded by nesterovich

  • e

    second unit got taken out bcuz they were turning the ball over with their sloppy play

  • lakaluva

    This guy needs to STFU

  • daboss1848

    get a big undeserved contract, so u think u can just open ur big poonhole?

  • kobe4ever

    i’m with lakaluva, this guy needs to seriously STFU and play some ball.

  • LakersLivefromDC

    I bet’cha a “trade” will shake these guys up…remember when we got Ariza,well…either play ball or like everyone else says…STFU!!!

    Not sayin’ trade Bynum…Vlad for..anybody that plays defense.


  • daboss1849

    Bynum has officially become Shaq!!!

  • LakersLivefromDC

    Bynum must also remember Phil is very psychological,he has no problem getting inside of someone’s mind ’cause once he’s there he stays there…ain’t that right shaq.

    So I beg of you Bynum,though I do agree with you on the substitions,Phil can’t stand stupid turnovers and too many missed free throws…hates it.

  • xtro

    Drew was right. Why PJ pulled the second unit was beyond. Sure, they committed turnovers, but the team still had a comfortable lead. Let’ em play and learn.

  • LakersLivefromDC

    True,xtro…but 14(hopefully 15)14-2 is helluva start for this young squad.

    Hey,they just fired Sam Mitchell (Toronto is stupid)so let’s reunite Candace with her brother,



    they should of only pulled farmar and sasha… i feel my boy drew

  • http://swishtheball.net thelakerfuture


    we should make this trade, luke ,vlad, mihm, and cash for ak47 just what we need, a player that can stop penetration and guard paul “i need to be handycapped” pierce

  • e

    bynum has no reason to complain seeing that he was as sloppy as the rest of them…quite honestly guys daboss1849 is right..we have ourselves a shaq

  • sketch

    of course in hind sight people are all upset that phil pulled the 2nd unit and went with the 1st. that’s because he wanted to try to insure the win. if you were the coach and saw that the subs (or at that time the “scrubs”) committing these turnovers of course you’d take them out and put in the starters. i can’t believe that i’m even readin this!

    and bynum…absolutely STFU you stupid fother mucker!!!! you’re a friggin 7 footer, how do you not grab all the friggin boards down at the end with the game on the line? tell you what, you do you job of securing the rebounds and let phil coach huh? that alright with you? you question phil’s substitution? well, i guess he’ll question your rebounding efforts!

  • as1084

    farmar is not our future pg..sorry….he reminds me of jason williams aka white chocolate….turns the ball over and takes ill advised shots…if he wants to be the future pg of the lakers, he needs to take care of the damn ball and take control of the 2nd unit.

  • Billy Kupchak

    daboss1849 lesbian ass is right, i agree as well… Dido

  • LakersLivefromDC

    I got MJ on the line right now…he said and I quote “Seein’s though we’re playing like CRAP right about now and Larry Brown was the WRONG choice of coach to coach this team…hmmm..and me and PJ go back like camel humps..I take Luke and Vlad for…Wallace and..dogganit..Morrison”,so all I need to do is show this to Billy Kup. and he can talk to “THE KING OF LA” aka Mitchy Slick…and it’s a done deal…at least try to get G-Force…remember Billy,our defense needs this,