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Pau Gasol will return Tuesday night for the Los Angeles Lakers after missing eight games because of tendinitis in his knees.
The Lakers, who went 3-5 during Gasol's absence, host the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
Gasol has been given the go ahead to play without restriction.
"The sky is the limit, 48 [minutes], if overtime 50," joked Gasol to the Los Angeles Times.
"It's been difficult," said Gasol of sitting out. "I had no other choice. It's for the better. Now I'm back, so hopefully I'll be able to help, and help a lot."
Gasol and the Lakers are hopeful he will be healthy for the rest of the season.
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via Los Angeles Times
Struggling mightily in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, rumors persist that the underachieving Los Angeles Lakers may trade four-time All-Star power forward Pau Gasol to the New York Knicks for six-time All-Star and 2007 All-NBA First Team selection Amar’e Stoudemire. The Lakers, … Continue reading →
Earlier then expected, Pau Gasol will return to the lineup tonight against the Bobcats after missing the last nine games with tendinitis in his knees.
Mike D’Antoni says @paugasol will start tonight. He responded well to practice yesterday. LAL were 3-5 w/out Gasol.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 18, 2012
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