by Marcel Mutoni

Evidently, the Los Angeles Lakers were having too easy of a time so far this postseason, and the Hoop Gods decided the team needed to face a bit more adversity.

Due to knee pain, Andrew Bynum was held out of a team practice following Game 2 of the first round series against Utah. The Lakers, though, insist it was nothing more than a precautionary move.

From the LA Times:

Bynum sat out most of Wednesday’s practice because of knee discomfort, a precautionary move more than anything but a move nonetheless involving Bynum’s right knee, the same one that sidelined him for 32 games because of a torn medial collateral ligament. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson indicated the soreness might be related to the bulky brace Bynum had worn since returning six games ago.

“I don’t think it’s anything that the training staff thought was structural,” Jackson said. “Some of it’s due to [the] brace, wearing the brace and the inhibiting of the brace of the motions. I think it’s all capable of working out, but he did not work much on the court [Wednesday] at all.”

According to a Laker spokesman, Young Andrew will be in the lineup tonight for Game 3 in Utah.

Whew! Glad we’ve gotten that cleared up. Mosey on along, now, nothing else to see here.