Bynum Expected to Play vs Spurs

UCLA Health SystemThe Lakers are listing Andrew Bynum as “probable” for their Thursday evening showdown against the San Antonio Spurs.

Bynum, who suffered a bone bruise to his left knee against the Celtics on Sunday and missed Tuesday’s game against Houston, is expected to play.

Assistant coach Chuck Person said in our LakersTV scouting report that Bynum’s size is particularly important against Tim Duncan and the Spurs.

“Having ‘Drew in there makes all the difference in the world for us because of his ability on the defensive end with the rebounding, shot blocking and sheer manpower of enforcing the middle,” said Person. “On the offensive end, he can keep Duncan busy so Duncan can’t roam around and help out all over the floor.”