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Pau wasn't pleased when D'Antoni benched him late in Memphis. Pau made clear just now he's still not OK with ...
sitting out the key minutes. Gasol said: "When the game is on the line, I need to be on the court. That's what I get paid to do."
Gasol also said: "Hopefully, that won't happen too often." And although D'Antoni is already proving what I've said so many times about when in doubt, he goes small ... the Lakers' coach said after this game it should not happen too often.
D'Antoni said it happened tonight "only because he's coming back" from knee tendinitis and seemed to get tired in both halves. D'Antoni obviously is comfortable playing one big and four shooters, with Gasol's main post minutes coming when Dwight Howard is resting, but D'Antoni said tonight he "was happy for Pau" to come back and have a good game.