Injuries don't get in Lakers' way

Bynum is the latest to fight through an ailment, but that has become a mark of this team

Updated: May 5, 2010, 11:19 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It hurts Andrew Bynum to jump. And to land. And to cut.

It hurts him so much he had Pau Gasol take the opening tip in his place for the second straight game to save him at least one instance of the sharp pain that follows any leap as his tibia peeks out of the torn meniscus in his right knee and clangs against his femur.

But once the ball officially bounced into play Tuesday, he ignored the black brace that covers his knee -- and goes so far down his right leg it looks ...

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