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Kobe, Pau Gasol in starting lineup

Updated: March 22, 2013, 11:09 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were back in the lineup as the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Washington Wizards on Friday.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni had toyed with the idea of bringing Gasol off the bench as he rounds himself back into shape after being out since Feb. 5 with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot but said after shootaround Friday that the four-time All-Star would play with the first unit.

"The reason being he'll warm up. He feels better ...

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