Andrew Bynum Leaves Game With Achilles Strain

Lakers center Andrew Bynum suffered a left Achilles strain in the third quarter of L.A.’s Friday night contest against Minnesota, leaving a game to which he would not return.

Bynum finished the game against Minnesota with 11 points and five rebounds on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes.

The 7-foot center had been playing his best basketball of the season, averaging 15.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on 56.8 shooting in March, including a recent 4-game tear where he’d averaged 20.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks on 63.3 percent shooting.

Stay tuned for updates on Lakers.com, as Bynum will be re-evaluated on Saturday.