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Pau Gasol to miss Lakers game Tuesday. Maybe more.

Dec 11, 2012, 4:34 PM EST

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While this news should come with about as much surprise as the news Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards once did drugs, we pass it along anyway.

Pau Gasol will not suit up for the Lakers on Tuesday night against Cleveland due to knee tendonitis, reports the Los Angeles Times. This will be the fifth game he misses, the Lakers are 1-3 without him so far.

The Lakers are on a four-game road trip with the next stop in New York Thursday for a nationally televised game against the Knicks. So Mike D’Antoni, is Gasol going to play in Madison Square Garden?

“Who knows?” he said Tuesday. “It’s an enigma.”

I don’t know. I think Andrea Bargnani is an enigma. On the off chance you get to coach him someday, Mike.

There will be one return for Tuesday’s game — Kyrie Irving is back for the Cavaliers from a broken finger (he will wear a splint).

The Lakers road trip heads to Washington Friday then Philly on Sunday for the “What is the deal with Andrew Bynum?” festival.

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