Bynum plans to be back for playoffs

Updated: April 9, 2010, 12:27 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DENVER -- The Lakers have said there is "no timetable" for the return of starting center Andrew Bynum, who has been sidelined the past eight games with a strained left Achilles tendon. The team hasn't offered up a potential return date since Bynum was injured March 19 against Minnesota.

But Bynum has set his own timetable.

"I'm going to play the first game of the playoffs," Bynum said in the locker room before L.A.'s game against the Nuggets on Thursday. He said he ...

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