Bynum's 2nd MRI reconfirms no tear

Lakers center Andrew Bynum, sidelined for the last two weeks with a strained left Achilles tendon, had another MRI on Monday that confirmed once again there is no tear in the tendon. Bynum has not been cleared to play and no timetable has been set for his return to action, according to the Lakers official Web site.

Los Angeles has gone just 4-4 in the eight games since Bynum injured himself running down the floor in the third quarter of the Lakers game against Minnesota on March 19.

The 7-footer, averaging 15.0 points and 8.3 rebounds, tore the MCL in his right knee Jan. 31 of last season and returned to the lineup for the Lakers' final four games before the playoffs.

Los Angeles has five regular season games remaining this year, beginning with a road game against the Nuggets on Thursday.