January 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and power forward Pau Gasol (16) high five in the second half of the game against the Miami Heat at the Staples Center. Heat won 99-90. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Pau Gasol Returns To Starting Lineup

In case you didn’t set your alarm this Sunday morning the Lakers are in Toronto for a 10am tip in. Well its 1pm local time but to the Lake Show it will feel like 10am. It will also feel like things are getting back to normal as Pau Gasol returns to the starting lineup.

Mike D’Antoi brought Gasol off the bench against the Miami Heat in his first game back after missing the last five due to a concussion. But that lasted but one game once Gasol made it pretty clear he had no intentions of ever being an NBA Sixth Man.

The tension between D’Antoni and Gasol is impossible to ignore and you get the feeling a tipping point is coming. For now its business as usual with the Lakers back at full strength in their starting five.

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