San antonio spurs - Bynum injured 5-game losing streak

Los Angeles Lakers broke a run of five defeats with a 102-93 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio on Tuesday, but the victory was marred by a knee injury to center Andrew Bynum.

23-year-old, who went through three knee operations over many years and missed the first 24 games of the season, hyperextended his right knee in the second quarter and sat on the court for several minutes before limping in the locker room.

Bynum will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, but the team seemed confident that he will be on the field in the playoffs. Bynum has been a key element in the Lakers' 17.1 to stretch to the recent death of the relay.

"I went into the break to talk to him, and he said:" I'll be fine, "" Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson told reporters during the match. "I think he's a good idea about this, because he was there."

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points against the Spurs, who rested Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, Lakers (56-25) shot linked to Dallas for the second seed in the West.

With the game 83-83 are connected in the middle of the fourth, Los Angeles went on to run 19.05, finally, to put aside San Antonio, who has long earned the top seed in the conference.

The Lakers, NBA Champions, can provide the second seed with a season-final win over Sacramento on Wednesday.

Lamar Odom, who will be with Bynum against the Kings and finished with 23 points. Pau Gasol added 17 points and 17 rebounds, but the Lakers are still seeking the form that took them to two titles in a row in the NBA.

"Playoffs (come) in perfect time for us," said Odom. "We need some rest to recover, to watch the tape and improve."