Knee injury puts Bynum out 8 weeks

January 15, 2008

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum will be out at least eight weeks because of an injured left knee.

Magnetic resonance imaging tests and an examination yesterday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo revealed Bynum had temporarily dislocated his kneecap and suffered a bone bruise.

Bynum, 20, who leads the NBA in field-goal percentage (63.6 percent), was injured in Sunday night's 100-99 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bynum, a third-year pro, is averaging 13.1 points.

Knicks -- Guard Stephon Marbury will miss at least two more games and could require surgery on his left ankle. Marbury told reporters at practice he would have surgery if it was recommended.

Cavaliers -- LeBron James acknowledged driving 101 mph on the highway on his 23rd birthday. The star forward was ticketed by the State Highway Patrol on Interstate 71 in suburban Medina, Ohio, at nearly 3 a.m. on Dec. 30. "I was doing 101," James said after practice. "I've just got to abide by the law. I got caught."

More Cavaliers -- Coach Mike Brown received a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2010-11 season.

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