By Eric Pincus
10:30 AM EDT, August 24, 2013
Lakers forward/Center Pau Gasol is currently in Madrid with the Spanish national team.
Gasol, currently recovering from procedures to heal tendonosis in both knees, watched his squad defeat France at the Palacio de los Deportes on Friday, 85-76, in a tune-up game before the EuroBasket 2013 tournament in September.
Point guard Sergio Rodriguez, who played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks, scored 12 points. Memphis Grizzlies All-Star Marc Gasol (and Pau's brother) scored 12.
Nicolas Batum of the Trail Blazers was the game's leading scorer with 17 points in defeat.
Gasol is slowly working his way back to playing shape, with Friday and Saturday updates on his progress.
Good workouts today. This morning 28 miles on the bike and this evening good weight room session. I keep making progress. #lookingahead— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2013
This morning I continued with my training. 1500m swimming & after a good workout in the weight room. I hope you're having a great Saturday!— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 24, 2013
The Lakers open the regular season on Oct. 29 at home at Staples Center against the Clippers.
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