Pau Gasol recovering from vertigo, could miss next two games

Pau Gasol recovering from vertigo, could miss next two games
Pau Gasol looks to score against the Thunder's Serge Ibaka during a game this month in Oklahoma City. (Alonzo Adams / Associated Press)

The Lakers are off on a two-game trip to Milwaukee and Minnesota, but center/forward Pau Gasol remains in Los Angeles, recovering from vertigo.

The Lakers will visit the Bucks (13-58) on Thursday and the Timberwolves (34-35) on Friday.  Gasol is certainly out Thursday and, according to a team spokesman, is not expected to travel to Minnesota.

Chris Kaman is expected to start in his place.

Gasol fell ill Sunday in a win over the Orlando Magic, sitting out the second half and eventually traveling via ambulance for an overnight hospital stay.

The Lakers return home to host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Gasol, who is still experiencing some vertigo symptoms, is considered day-to-day.

Through 59 appearances, Gasol has averaged 17.5 points a game, 9.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

After winning two straight, the Lakers are 24-46.

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