Friday , Dec , 12 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Andrew Bynum Wants to Finish Games


Andrew Bynum has a request for Coach Phil Jackson, something that’s more than a minor favor to ask — he wants more playing time in the fourth quarter.

The 21-year-old Lakers center has sat out the final minutes of the team’s last three close games.

He did not play the last 3:49 against Phoenix, the last 6:12 against Sacramento and the last 5:41 against Washington. He also sat out all but 12 seconds of the last 5:32 against Indiana.

"I don’t understand why I’m not in at the end of the game," Bynum said. "It doesn’t make much sense to me, but it’s something I have to deal with. I haven’t been in foul trouble the last couple of games, so I have no idea."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakersfyi12-2008dec12,0,1644084.story