BOSTON - Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson does not have "any expectations" for injured center Andrew Bynum.
However, there is one thing Jackson is counting on.
"We're going to try and establish the fact that we're going back to L.A. with a 3-2 lead," Jackson said Friday. "We believe we can do it. We felt we let one get away last night."
More like the rougher and tougher Celtics took Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
With Bynum limited to only 12 minutes and on the bench for nearly the entire second half because of his sore right knee, Boston pounded Los Angeles inside in a 96-89 victory that evened the series at two games apiece.
The Celtics had a 54-34 advantage in points in the paint, with Glen Davis and Boston's bigs finding room in the areas Bynum often controls.
"They miss him," Boston coach Doc Rivers said.
Neither team practiced Friday, the first of two days off before Game 5 Sunday night.
Bynum planned to see a doctor and get treatment. He has a torn meniscus and recently had fluid drained from the knee, but the swelling has returned.
Hawks pick coach. Atlanta was poised to hire Larry Drew as its next head coach, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday.
Drew, 52, was the lead assistant under former coach Mike Woodson, who was let go last month after six seasons.
Izzo undecided. One day after he and his family visited Cleveland to get a taste of the NBA, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo remained undecided about his next move. He sent a text message Friday to the AP, saying he had not made a decision.
Izzo, 55, is believed to have been offered a five-year, $30 million contract by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, a Michigan State alumnus.