Gasol plans to play

Pau Gasol said he intends to play Friday night against the Clippers, ending his six-game layoff because of a strained left hamstring. He said he’s ready to play. He also said it was difficult to sit out and watch the Lakers go 3-3 in his absence. “No issues, no pain,” he said. “I trust that I can be out there playing at my best right now without any danger (of a setback). There’s no concern. I’m ready to go out there to have some fun with my teammates. … I feel confident I can be out there with no risk, no danger.”