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Lakers' Andrew Bynum leaves game because of ankle injury

April 01, 2012|By Mike Bresnahan
  • Lakers center Andrew Bynum drives against Warriors power forward David Lee during a game last week in Oakland.
Lakers center Andrew Bynum drives against Warriors power forward David… (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images )

Andrew Bynum suffered a left ankle injury late in the first quarter and left the Lakers' game Sunday against the Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers called it a sprained ankle and X-rays were negative. He will not return Sunday and will be reevaluated Monday.

Bynum, who appeared to come down on another player's foot, had played 49 consecutive games since a four-game suspension to start the season.

He was averaging 18.3 points and 12.1 rebounds before Sunday's game. He was scoreless with three rebounds when he left with 1 minute 49 seconds to go in the first quarter.

The Lakers led the Warriors, 22-21, when Bynum left.

Pau Gasol checked back into the game when Bynum headed to the locker room.

The Lakers led, 57-54, at halftime. A day after making only three of 21 shots, Kobe Bryant has 17 points on eight-for-15 shooting. Ramon Sessions has 11 points and three assists.

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