Lakers coach Phil Jackson said center Andrew Bynum (knee) could be limited in Game 3 following the team’s cross-country flight and the quick turnaround between games.
“Hopefully we can get him in and out of the game in the first half a little earlier, give Lamar [Odom] a better opportunity to perform anyways…We’ll watch him closely.”
Jackson said his team was not mentally unprepared for Game 2 Sunday night, the first home loss for the Lakers this postseason.
“No not at all,” said Jackson. “There wasn’t any sense of that. I think that the two-day break between games, like I said before, was an opportunity for the Celtics to really make some changes. It wasn’t on the fly, it was a two-day period … They’re adjustments were better than ours.”
On tonight’s game, Jackson said, “I think the early momentum is something we’re going to have to check. That’s what’s important, to come out and absorb that crowd energy and whatever that fuels into the game.”