Celtics Bench Outplaying Lakers Bench
BOSTON (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers count on Lamar Odom to
provide a lift off a bench that has been outplayed by the Boston
Celtics in the NBA finals. They're still waiting.
With Andrew Bynum's sore right knee cutting into the center's
playing time, it's even more important that Odom step up in Game 5
on Sunday night.
Odom wasn't much help in Boston's 96-89 win Thursday night that
evened the best-of-seven series at 2-2. He had 10 points and 7
rebounds in a series-high 39 minutes while Bynum was limited to 12
minutes – only 2 in the second half. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said
he thinks the Lakers can win even if Bynum can't play Sunday.
Off the bench, the Celtics outscored the Lakers 36-18 in Game 4.
For the series, Boston's reserves hold a 102-70 edge in points and
a 45-37 lead in rebounds.
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