Bynum will be ready for playoff opener

BY foxsports • April 15, 2011

Lakers center Andrew Bynum says his troublesome right knee will be no trouble at all when the Los Angeles Lakers open the playoffs on Sunday.

Bynum participated in a full practice with the Lakers on Friday, just three days after hyperextending his right knee during their home finale against San Antonio. The Lakers feared disaster, given their shot-blocking defensive specialist's history of knee problems, but Bynum merely bruised a bone in his knee.

Bynum says he'll be back to normal when second-seeded Los Angeles hosts the New Orleans Hornets in its first-round opener Sunday.

Bynum averaged 11.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and nearly 2 blocked shots in 54 games, missing the first 24 after offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

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