ESPN: “Luke was back on the floor today and we’re hopefully that he’ll have a real good response to this practice and be available on Sunday,” said Lakers coach Phil Jackson of Walton, who has played in only 24 games this season while battling a pinched nerve in his lower back.
Bynum Update – “They will do an assessment tomorrow and we’ll find out more about it,” Jackson said. “They were going to do some diagnostic tests but they decided it wasn’t really necessary because his pain is just localized. They say it’s progressing and according to my crack training staff they say it’s right on schedule. My schedule is not like that but it’s right on their schedule.”