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Gasol, Nadal supporting each other

Updated: June 4, 2010, 1:57 AM ET
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It's been a good few days for Spanish sports.

First, Rafael Nadal beat Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the French Open. Then Pau Gasol had 23 points and 14 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers down the Boston Celtics on Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

And as it turns out, the two Spanish stars are supporting each other in their championship quests.

After L.A.'s 102-89 win, a reporter told Gasol that Nadal considers the Lakers big man an inspiration ...

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