PHOENIX — Andrew Bynum said today he plans to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said the pair talked and agreed Bynum should play against the Phoenix Suns. Jackson said after Bynum scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in only 7 1/2 minutes in Game 3 that it might be best if the 7-footer sat out to rest his injured right knee. Bynum has torn meniscus.
Meanwhile, the Suns said guard Steve Nash suffered a broken nose when Derek Fisher gave him an accidental head-butt in Game 3. Technically, Nash was said to have a minimally displaced nasal fracture with displaced cartilage. Nash practiced with his teammates today and said he would play in Game 4.