Gasol scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding 12 rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 100-95 win over the Nets. It's his ninth double-double of the season, but Gasol's first since he reeled off four straight -- and six straight games with double-digit boards -- at the end of December. A lingering wrist issue has cut into the veteran's minutes and production, but Wednesday's performance is a sign that he seems to be feeling healthy again.
Gasol will play and start in Wednesday's tilt with the Nets, Jeff G of News4SanAntonio.com reports. Gasol has been dealing with a lingering wrist injury over the last few games, but hasn't missed any time and will once again play through it. He'll start as usual, though he'll carry some risk in terms of his use in daily contests considering the injury and coach Gregg Popovich's inclination to take it easy on his veterans.
Gasol (wrist) is "expected" to play during Wednesday's contest against the Nets, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. While this isn't an official confirmation of Gasol's availability, he should be considered probable for the contest. Last time he faced off against Brooklyn, he posted 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and one block.
Gasol (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Nets, Paul Garcia of TheSportsDaily.com reports. Gasol has been diagnosed with a right wrist sprain, which is reportedly an issue he's been dealing with lately and ultimately made him a game-time decision Monday against Atlanta. Despite the pain and lack of great mobility in the wrist, he still took the floor and posted six points on 2-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes. That said, it would not be surprising if he was held out against the Nets, as coach Gregg Popovich has a tendency to play it safe with his veterans. Look for more word on his status following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Gasol is dealing with a right hand injury, Tom Orsborn of San Antonio Express-News reports. "I can't really bend it much," Gasol said after Monday's game. "It's been building up. I jammed it and it's been a little swollen. I decided to play." Despite the Spurs keeping him off the injury report for Monday's game against Hawks, Gasol indicated that he was actually a game-time decision due to a lingering hand injury that's been giving him some discomfort of late. However, he ended up playing just 21 minutes, posting six points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Considering it's to his shooting hand, it is a bit concerning and coach Gregg Popovich is known for being overly cautious with his veterans, so there's certainly a chance Gasol misses a game or two moving forward. For now, consider Gasol questionable heading into Wednesday's game against the Nets.
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