Bynum back; Pau still out

Andrew Bynum practiced with his teammates today and said he would play in Thursday’s mega-showdown with the surprising Phoenix Suns. Bynum sat out the last two games because of a strained right elbow suffered when Houston’s Chuck Hayes smacked him late in the Lakers’ victory over the Rockets last Wednesday. Meanwhile, Pau Gasol isn’t ready to go through a complete practice let alone play in a game. He won’t play Thursday.