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Gasol, Bynum will play Tuesday night against Utah

April 5, 2011 | 12:30 pm

Lg2ylanc The starting seven-footers for the Lakers, limping two days ago after a 95-90 loss to Denver, are healthy enough to play tonight against Utah.

A day ago, Gasol wasn't as certain as Bynum to play, but that changed overnight.

"He came in this morning and, you know, is feeling fine and ready to go," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said Tuesday. "Obviously, we'll watch him closely but right now he says he feels okay."

An MRI exam Monday revealed that Gasol had a bone bruise on his right knee. Gasol's right kne buckled after he was fouled by Nuggets center Nene.

Bynum was hit on his right knee by a tumbling Lamar Odom in the fourth quarter against Denver.

As an insurance policy, rookie Derrick Caracter was recalled from the Bakersfield Jam of the Development League. He will be sent back down later this week, in time for the Development League playoffs, Jackson said.

--Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Andrew Bynum #17, Derek Fisher #2, Kobe Bryant #24, and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers head to the bench after a time out trailing the San Antonio Spurs during the second half at Staples Center Feb. 3, 2011 in L.A. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images


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