• Kobe, Pau Expected to Return Friday

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Mar 23, 2013
    Pau has missed the last 20 games. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are returning to the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers. With Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol returning from injuries and the Washington Wizards owning one of the league's worst road records, it seemed like an easy win was in store for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers posed for their team picture Wednesday, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol front row center, with an empty seat between them occupied only by a basketball and the legend of Jerry Buss. Steve Blake went home with flu-like symptoms Wednesday but is expected to return Friday as well. L.A. D'Antoni said the difference in that group over the final 13 games for L.A. For just the third game this season, the Los Angeles Lakers will look pretty much as they were intended to look in August, when visions of becoming a superteam danced in their heads.
    • Wizards rally past Lakers as Kobe, Pau return

      Trevor Ariza hit a career-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 25 points, John Wall added 24 points and the Washington Wizards rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-100 on Friday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bryant, Gasol back for Lakers

      Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are returning to the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers.
      Sources: nba.com ESPN.com
    • Lee Jenkins: Pau Gasol's return will test Lakers' newfound chemistry

      LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers posed for their team picture Wednesday, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol front row center, with an empty seat between them occupied only by a basketball and the legend of Jerry Buss. It was a fitting snapshot of the 2012-13 Lakers, …
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Lakers' D'Antoni hopeful Pau, Kobe back Friday

      Pau Gasol ran up and down the court Wednesday in a game of 4-on-4 for the first time since suffering a plantar fascia tear in his right foot in early February, and if coach Mike D'Antoni has his way, Gasol could play Friday.
      Source: ESPN.com

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