LOS ANGELES (AP) -Lakers center Andrew Bynum was helped off the court with a sprained left knee early in the third quarter of Sunday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 20-year-old Bynum, a key factor in the Lakers' excellent start this season, came down on teammate Lamar Odom's left foot while going for a rebound under the Memphis basket and dropped to the floor in obvious pain, clutching his knee.
Lakers spokesman John Black said X-rays of Bynum's knee were negative, but an MRI would be taken Monday and Bynum wouldn't travel to Seattle for that night's game against the SuperSonics.
Bynum had 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists and the Lakers led 66-55 when he was injured. Teammates Kwame Brown and Ronny Turiaf carried him to the locker room, and the 7-footer wasn't putting any weight on his left leg as he left the court.
Bynum, a third-year pro taken by the Lakers with the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft, is averaging 13.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.12 blocked shots. He entered the game tied with Golden State's Andris Biedrins for the NBA lead in field goal percentage at 63.4, and was the league's 11th-leading rebounder and ninth-leading shot-blocker.
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