Phil’s surprise

Leave it to Lakers coach Phil Jackson to cause a stir after his team eliminated the Utah Jazz tonight and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Jackson said he would start center Andrew Bynum in the next round against the winner of the Houston-Portland series and return Lamar Odom to a reserve role. Bynum was a non-factor in the Utah series, but Jackson believes the Lakers will need his 7-foot height against either Houston’s 7-6 center Yao Ming or Portland’s 7-1 center Joel Przybilla. Odom was a huge factor in the series, but particularly in Game 5 tonight. He had 26 points and a team-leading 15 rebounds. Bynum had two points and five rebounds tonight.

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