Pau Gasol back in Lakers' lineup

Updated: December 23, 2013, 8:04 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- Pau Gasol will return to the starting lineup against the Phoenix Suns after missing the Los Angeles Lakers' last game because of an upper respiratory infection, coach Mike D'Antoni said after shootaround Monday.

The Lakers lost 102-83 to the Golden State Warriors without Gasol on Saturday. It was the first game he missed all season. He is averaging 15.0 points and 9.4 rebounds on 44.8 percent shooting, but he's been on an uptick as of late.

In his last six games, ...

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