Bynum Flagrant Rescinded, Jones Awarded

The NBA has lowered the Flagrant Type 1 foul given to Andrew Bynum with 6:11 left in the the fourth quarter of L.A.’s Game 4 loss in Denver to a regular foul, according to Lakers spokesman John Black.

Bynum committed the foul when Denver’s Chris Andersen grabbed an offensive rebound and went up for the put back, appearing to get a whole lot of ball in addition to Andersen’s arm.

This marked the second Flagrant Type 1 foul called on a Lakers player that was rescinded this postseason; Kobe Bryant’s in Game 6 against Utah was similarly downgraded.

Meanwhile, Denver guard Dahntay Jones was assessed a retroactive Flagrant Type 1 foul for his trip of Kobe Bryant that occurred late in the third quarter after Bryant beat Jones on a back cut to the hoop. It’s the third flagrant foul given to Jones in the playoffs, meaning he’s one short of a mandatory one-game suspension.