Lakers' Gasol, Bynum sit vs. Grizzlies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lakers big men Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol are sitting out Los Angeles' meeting with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bynum has a strained right elbow after getting injured late in a victory at Houston on Wednesday, though he doesn't think it's serious.

The Lakers' starting center is averaging 20 points and 10.6 rebounds in a strong start to his season.

Gasol hasn't played for the Lakers since straining his right
hamstring in the preseason, although he holds out hope of playing Sunday against New Orleans. Lamar Odom has taken Gasol's starting spot in the defending champions' first six games.

Gasol missed the chance to play against his former team - as well as his brother, Marc, who started at center for the Grizzlies.

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