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Spain says Pau Gasol OK

Updated: September 5, 2011, 2:54 PM ET
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is expected to be fit for the second round of EuroBasket, despite sitting out Spain's 65-57 defeat on Turkey on Monday.

The Spaniards were already guaranteed first place in Group A of the competition and opted not to risk Gasol, who sustained a minor ankle sprain during Sunday's victory over the tournament hosts.

"He is day to day," said Spain coach Sergio Scariolo. "He's having treatment and the doctors will assess him before ...

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