Gasol, Bynum Don’t Practice Saturday

Neither of the Lakers nicked-up big men were on the court with their teammates as the team practiced Saturday afternoon in preparation for their game against the New Orleans Hornets Sunday night.

On Wednesday, Pau Gasol was cleared to resume on-court activities, and had been working out, but sat out today’s workout after feeling some residual pain in his hamstring according to head coach Phil Jackson.

“Last night (he) felt some residual pain and was concerned about it today, so he hasn’t been out on the court with us today,” said Jackson.

Andrew Bynum continued to receive therapy on his sprained right elbow.

As for either of them playing on Sunday, “Doesn’t look good right now but it’ll still be a game time decision,” said Jackson.

Both are officially being listed as doubtful.

After Sunday the Lakers enjoy a rare three day break before returning to action next Thursday against Phoenix. “I can’t see any reason why this should be that extended that it would go on past that time,” offered the head coach.