Pau Gasol Expected to Play Against Germany, Dirk Nowitzki

By Shawn Etemadi

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol is expected to feature when Spain takes on Germany in EuroBasket. Spain is coming off a  65-57 loss to Turkey and will be keen on avoiding back-to-back losses.

But is playing Gasol versus Nowitzki the right move for Spain? It sure wasn’t for the Lakers, who were swept by Nowitzki’s Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semi-finals this past season.

Perhaps international play will yield a different result. Spain will surely be hoping so, while the Lakers are certainly looking for Gasol to regain his confidence which seemed lacking throughout the 2011 NBA Playoffs.

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