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Kobe, Pau on the comeback trail

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06:09 PM ET 03.20 | The Los Angeles Lakers could get a huge boost on Friday in Staples Center when they face the Washington Wizards. Head coach Mike D'Antoni told the media on Wednesday that he expected forward Pau Gasol and guard Kobe Bryant to return from their injuries after a three-day layoff between games. Bryant has missed two full games and the majority of a third after spraining his ankle last week as the Lakers have gone 2-1 over that span. Gasol has missed every game since a plantar faschia injury on Feb. 5 against the Brooklyn Nets, but he has recently joined the team in full practices.

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March 20, 2013  06:32 PM ET
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It will be good to have Kobe back but I'm still wondering how well Pau will fit in.

I predict that they will both play well and contribute. But do they have the legs to keep up with the young guns and play defense? Most likely not.

March 20, 2013  06:49 PM ET

It's about time to have all these guys healthy for once back in the line up. This season we really did not have a chance to see the whole team playing together at 100% healthy. Hopefully by playoffs this can be the case.

March 20, 2013  06:58 PM ET

This is a scary team with Kobe and Pau injury-free. I'm sure neither OKC or Spurs wanna play them first round.

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March 20, 2013  07:02 PM ET
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Spurs might be a better matchup for them.

Yep, at this point my preference would be the Spurs and Clipps. Denver and OKC, I rather avoid in the first round.

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March 20, 2013  08:32 PM ET
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This is a scary team with Kobe and Pau injury-free. I'm sure neither OKC or Spurs wanna play them first round.

I don't think the Lakers have a chance against either team.

March 20, 2013  08:33 PM ET
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I predict that they will both play well and contribute. But do they have the legs to keep up with the young guns and play defense? Most likely not.

I agree!

March 20, 2013  11:50 PM ET
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It's about time to have all these guys healthy for once back in the line up. This season we really did not have a chance to see the whole team playing together at 100% healthy. Hopefully by playoffs this can be the case.

would be great

March 21, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Just Stay Healthy, Bros.

 
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