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Bynum misses shoot-around, status unclear for tonight's game

April 8, 2011 | 12:40 pm

Lj54l9nc Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been on a roll, taking 56 rebounds over his last three games.

But it's unclear if he can add to that total Friday night against Portland. He has intestinal flu symptoms and missed the Lakers shoot-around Friday morning. He will be a game-time decision.

Bynum had a subpar game the last time the Lakers played in Portland, totaling only six points and four rebounds in the Lakers' 106-101 victory Feb. 23.

If Bynum misses Friday's game, it's likely that Pau Gasol will start at center and Lamar Odom will move to Gasol's forward spot.

--Mike Bresnahan, Reporting from Portland, Ore.

Photo: Andrew Bynum. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times