UPDATE: Andrew Bynum had his right knee drained of fluid early Friday morning and also underwent an MRI, which showed no change in the torn meniscus. We’ll know more later today about his condition and his status for Game 5 on Sunday.
BOSTON — Coach Phil Jackson did not have an update on the condition of injured center Andrew Bynum today. Bynum played only 12 minutes, 10 seconds in the Lakers’ loss in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday because of increased swelling and decreased strength in is injured right knee. Jackson couldn’t say whether Bynum would play in Game 5 on Sunday. “I haven’t got any expectations. I don’t know what his condition is today. He was going to see the doctor later, but in the transition I didn’t get another check with him.” Asked how best to get struggling backup forward Lamar Odom going if Bynum can’t play his regular minutes Sunday, Jackson joked, “I was thinking of an electrode, you know. Something that would really be a stimulus. What do you suggest?”