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Bynum’s a go for Game 5

RedsArmyAdmin June 12, 2010 Uncategorized 32 Comments

Andrew Bynum says he's gonna play tomorrow night.

“I went through the process and thought about it and did it again,”
Bynum said following Lakers practice on Saturday at TD Garden. “It
really helped out this time.”

But how long will he play?

"It will depend on how I feel when I get out there for the jump ball,''
Bynum said Saturday about how much he will be able to play in the
pivotal Game 5 in which the teams enter tied 2-2. "(If feeling good), I
should be able to play a heavy load of minutes. But (not) if I get out
there and it buckles and it's crazy.'

Bynum, who said he has scheduled surgery on his knee for early July, had
the knee drained after Thursday's 96-89 loss and had an MRI on Friday,
with doctors determining he had suffered no additional structural
damage. Bynum also had his knee drained at the start of the Finals, but
said the swelling returned within a few days.

"I couldn't make a quad muscle,'' Bynum said of the swelling being so
bad after Game 4. "It was either not play (Sunday) or just drain it
(again).''

I get on Bynum a lot but this kid is trying to tough it out.  And if he doesn't play, this will be a huge difference in the series.  Basically, no Bynum gives Glen Davis a chance to be effective off the bench.  It gives the Celtics options.

So here's hoping he's limited to 15 minutes or less.

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  • lakerman34

    Yeah…..Beantown is screwed.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan

    So I guess this means no excuses from the Laketards. yeah right.

  • lakerman34

    If Bynum doesn’t play, I think Lakers are in trouble, but I’m confident they’d win either way.
    With Bynum playing, you guys are done. NONE of the big 3 has done anything to us, and your bench (mainly Big Baby) has crushed us when Bynum was on the bench. Now that Davis will be taking the ball to the hole with Pau and BYNUM waiting for him, hahaha we are gonna see more tears than slobber.
    Nate can get 12 again. I don’t really give a fu*k.

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    It doesn’t matter if he plays or not, game 5 will be a beatdown on the Fakers. Our bench has confidence now and that will transfer to our starters too. Plus the crowd will be pumped for the last time they see them this season before the duck boat parade. LET’S GO CELTICS!!

  • thetitleisours

    For the Laker’s fans…
    The only reason we lost to the Laker’s in the 1980′s was because Bird and Mchale and Walter were never %100.
    If we lose to the Laker’s it is only because KG never fully recovered from his injury. With a full KG we are superior no matter who plays
    If we lost to the Laker’s it is becasue of Gasol injuring Wallace
    If we lose to the Laker’s it is becasue we lost Powe to injury
    All of our losses to the Laker’s in the past was because life was unfair
    How about if the Laker’s los it was because Doc was smarter about resting his injured players during the regular season.
    OR How about Celtics won with better coaching since the only way for the Laker’s to beat Boston is with Bynum. THEN REST BYNUM until you meet the Celtics, right????
    WE OUTCHOACHED YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  • thetitleisours

    Walton oops typo lol

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    None of our big three has done anything? Didn’t Ray Allen break the Finals record for most three pointers in a game, or was I dreaming? And then I’m pretty sure KG was unstoppable in Game 3 as well. And you think Bynum is the key to stopping Big Baby? Big Baby’s on the bench for a reason, so he can take Lamar Odom’s lunch and beat him with it. Then when Bynum comes back him, Perk can come back in. Its not like we are banking on Baby to have another performance like he did in Game 4. It was great, but you can’t rely on him to win anymore games.
    Furthermore, Bynum, injured or not, is not going to be able to do anything against the Celtics out in transition, he’s just too slow. The Celtics’ starters did not get all those easy looks because Bynum wasn’t playing; Rondo missed at least 4 or 5 layups in transition, where Bynum will never catch up to him. I don’t think Rondo is going to miss those bunnies again. And then KG had about 4 wide open jumpshots at the top of the key that he normally makes that he missed. Bynum is not going to take away those. The reason the C’s won is because they played fantastic defense on both Kobe and Pau Gasol, not giving them anything easy.
    People are blowing Bynum’s effect on the Lakers way out of proportion. The only place where they really miss him is on the offensive boards, where the Lakers were crushing the Celtics in the first few games. Its not like Bynum is a great threat on offensive, especially against Perk, and like I said, he’s not going to be in the paint in transition, where the Celtics have most of their success.
    So, in conclusion, whether Bynum plays or not, the Celtics have a good chance to win. Neither team is in trouble either way.

  • SorryMan

    Lol Didn’t Ray Allen also go into the NBA record books for 2nd worst Finals performance of all time, or was I dreaming? Wasn’t he and KG only a factor for one game a piece? Go Look at KG’s numbers for the rest of the series, you’re a homer if you think he has been anything but a shell of his former self in this series.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    This is true, but I never said they were dominating bud. To say that they have done “nothing” is just plain stupid, though. Ray Allen won a game, and KG’s dominance almost won us another.

  • Phil>Red

    you are a fucking IDIOT and know absolutely nothing about basketball. Go eat shit you fuckin tard

  • Phil>Red

    you are a fucking IDIOT and know absolutely nothing about basketball. Go eat shit you fuckin tard

  • rush

    you seem to forget bynum’s 21pt/6reb/7blk in 39min performance in game 2. guess who won that game? when our team plays well, doesn’t matter if bynum is having a career night.
    if bynum playing limited mins(< 12 mins), lakers will be in serious trouble because gasol will not be able to take the beating alone. as for bbd crushing us because bynum was on the bench, well boo hoo to you. good luck containing BBD with odom or artest (if rumors are true that he will try to cover in lieu of odom).
    nate >>>> your supposed better bench players.

  • BISHOPNELSON

    I’m not seeing any wheelchair “jokes” here tonight. Fakers trolls are totally off their game…. OR ARE THEY???
    Come on, you can do it! Here in Boston, we’re all waiting for your incisive intellect to raise the bar!

  • http://keepingitonethousand.blogspot.com/ keepingitonethousand

    LOL I agree with BISHOPNELSON

  • thetitleisours

    Guess I touched a nerve. HA!!!!!!!!
    Love these keyboard macho men lol
    Laker trolls are the lamest of the lame

  • thetitleisours

    No. If we lose it is because KG is not his old self or Daniels did not play or Wallace was hurting.

  • lakerman34

    I’m not reading all that cuz frankly, I don’t care.
    What has Ray Allen, Perkins, KG, Pierce done for you guys lately.
    Sh!t
    And we didn’t have the luxury of pulling LO when Big Baby was killing him Game 4. Game 5, we will be able to.
    I hope they show Big Baby crying just as much as they show him slobbering like the fatass he is.

  • lakerman34

    ALSO, blowing Bynum’s effect on the Lakers out of proportion!?!? HAHAHAHAHA that’s laughable.
    6 blocks in a game? Twin tower effect? Clearly, you just don’t understand the game too well.

  • lakerman34

    Guess you forgot the record night from Ray Allen, and the questionable officiating.
    Even then, I left the officiating out, called it a “weird” game, and said that it won’t happen again.
    You guys better believe you were a Bynum away from losing game 4. And now, you will lose handily in game 5, and be blown out in game 6. Book it.

  • lakerman34

    Ya, you really don’t understand basketball. In case you have been living under a rock all season (which clearly, you have) you will know that Kobe, RonRon, LO, Bynum, and Pau ALL have injuries.
    No one is “blaming” injuries. We are saying if Bynum is out, our chances are lessened.
    Before you talk shit, know shit.

  • Garrett

    Celts are going down tomorrow in their shitty ass town.

  • Rush

    sure whatever you say. am just saying even with bynum playing well, we were still able to beat you. bynum with limited minutes will have a detrimental effect to your team.
    officiating has been questionable throughout the finals. to say we are the only one benefitting from poor officiating is just plain stupid.
    if you believe bynum playing less than 15 minutes per game will suit you just fine, then is double fine for us.
    the celts losing handily in game 5 and blown out in game 6. its not impossible but its very improbable.

  • Rodger

    Joe Crawford Mike Callahan Derrick Stafford tonights refs.
    Joe crawford worries more then any laker thug i mean player.

  • lakerman34

    Honestly, sometimes I wonder what series the Celtic fans are watching. Clearly our team IS the better team. I understand your “Celtic Pride,” but there is no doubt we are the better team.
    They even alluded to it on the halftime show of game 4.
    At a critical point in the game, calling the ball “out of bounds” even AFTER the replay CLEARLY said it went out on KG is easily the worst call of the series. That play alone (along with the MANY phantom fouls called against Kobe) may (or may not) have cost us the game.

  • lakerman34

    To think that crowds affect the Lakers play is funny. Your bench has confidence, I agree, but your starters? We basically OWN them.

  • thetitleisours

    You mean like the excuse shit you talked about a couple of years ago? Apparently you have short memories
    Yes YOU ARE blaming injuries. It is part of the game OURS and YOURS. I can just make the same argument that if we lose “it is only because of..” So what?
    What is it that I do not know about basketball? I am just pointing out Laker troll hypocrisy
    Ad Hominem attacks show you guys have already lost the argument

  • gott em

    I hope you are not referring to Leon Powe. The guys not even on your team?

  • Rush

    stop crying. there are botched up calls on both sides.
    oh and maybe your team has the better players, but we have the better team.

  • lakerman34

    LOL at you thinking you have a better team than us.

  • Venus

    So not only could you add anything useful to the debate you came up with this saddest user name in this thread. Really Phil>Red is the best you can do?
    The insecurity of you trolls is pathetic. Always trying to validate yourselves by trying to one-up the Celtics. I shouldn’t be surprised given how low the self-esteem of your franchise player is.

  • thetitleisours

    It was an extreme example of a “what if” to drive home a point.

  • Rush

    hahaha we surely lost handily in game 5. and for sure will be blown out in game 6.
    celtics up 3-2. which means we are THE better team.
    you know the saying there’s no “I” in the team. well there’s no “TEAM” in kobe.
    cue in the crying the game.