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.”
"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
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.