will play Monday night against the
Gasol surprised the team by not playing Saturday against
He was coming off his best game of the season, a 21-point, 13-rebound, eight-assist effort against Minnesota. He did not talk to reporters after taking part in the team's Friday morning shoot-around.
Gasol, 33, had been the only Lakers player to have started every game this season. He is averaging 15 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
He's to be joined in Monday's starting lineup by
Phoenix (16-10) beat the Lakers (13-14) two weeks ago at