NBA Lines – Andrew Bynum Will Play in Playoffs
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum injured his right knee on Tuesday but is expected to be ready for the NBA lines Playoffs.
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The Los Angeles Lakers caught a break on Tuesday by edging out the San Antonio Spurs 102-92.
That win versus the Spurs ended the Lakers’ five-game losing streak. Prior to that skid, Los Angeles was pretty much a second-seed lock in the Western Conference and could have also finished first overall.
But due to a late-season slump, they could have fallen from second all the way down to fourth in the West.
Luckily enough, the Lakers were able to beat the Spurs in San Antonio and get some of their momentum back. However, that victory did seem to come at a big cost when their starting center
Andrew Bynum hyper-extended his right knee while jogging during the game.
After injuring his knee, Bynum immediately dropped to the floor. He remained seated for a few minutes before walking to the dressing room with no aid.
After undergoing an MRI test, he was diagnosed with just a bruised knee. This is obviously great news to Lakers fans, as he will probably be healthy enough to play in their premiere NBA lines game of the series versus the New Orleans Hornets.
When talking to ESPN about his 23-year-old center, Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson seemed to speak quite positively about Bynum’s recovery. “We’ll have to see how he plays, how he reacts to this,” he said. “We’re optimistic. Obviously we got a reading that sounds good, but it’s still getting him on the floor playing at the level he left that will make us a really good team.”
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