NBA Playoffs 2012: Los Angeles Lakers Must Feature Andrew Bynum in Game 4

May 5th, 2012 by William Van Noll Leave a reply »
Andrew Bynum admitted to not fully being there to start Friday's Game 3 versus the Denver Nuggets. But once he arrived and caught fire, the Los Angeles Lakers inexcusably failed to capitalize.

"I got there a little late...So, I probably didn't have as much time as I needed," said Bynum (via ESPN)— who finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks—of his Game 3 preparation.

"I took myself out (of it)," he continued. "I was just not, I guess I don't know, maybe just not ready to play."

His zero-point, 0-for-3 first half validated this, but once Big Drew settled in and started rolling, he simply could not be stopped.

Establishing post position early and with authority, Bynum went 5-of-7, including two three-point plays, for 12 points in the third quarter to help bring the Lakers within four after trailing by 24 early in the first half.

JaVale McGee—the Nuggets 7'1'' March 15 acquisition who was brought to Denver specifically to play defense against the Lakers' beast—didn't stand a chance.

Andrew Bynum easily took over the game with dominant play down low. He was tossing bodie ...

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