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Pau Gasol to be reserve for Lakers

Updated: January 22, 2013, 12:08 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CHICAGO -- Pau Gasol went back to the bench and will stay there for the foreseeable future.

Despite Gasol scoring a season-high 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting in the Los Angeles Lakers' 108-103 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said the team will be best served with Gasol as a substitute.

"We got to go small," D'Antoni said before the Lakers played the Chicago Bulls on Monday. "That's just the way it is. It's after he had a great game -- ...

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