Lakers vs. Clippers Pre-Game

We learned a few things from Lakers head coach Phil Jackson in Fresno prior to the 7 p.m. tipoff against the Clippers:

- Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol will definitely play together.
- Jackson would like Bynum to do a better job of getting out on screens defensively.
- Jackson expects a “good floor game” from Lamar Odom.
- Kobe enjoys and wants to keep playing small forward, as Bryant said after practice on Wednesday.
- The head coach declined to comment on his health, other than to say he is “doing fine.”

You can check back on the BasketBlog for an in-game running diary.