Pau Gasol leaves Lakers-Magic game with dizziness, nausea

The Lakers' Pau Gasol drives on the Wizards' Marcin Gortat, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Staples Center. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News)

The Lakers’ Pau Gasol drives on the Wizards’ Marcin Gortat, Friday, March 21, 2014, at Staples Center. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News)

Lakers forward Pau Gasol stayed in the locker room once the second half resumed of the Lakers’ game Sunday against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center because of dizziness and nausea, according to the Lakers.

It’s currently unclear what led Gasol toward feeling that way, but he scored six points on 3 of 7 shooting in 18 minutes in the first half. Lakers center Robert Sacre started in Gasol’s place to open the third quarter.

Gasol has played remarkably efficient this month, averaging 20.8 points on 50.7 percent shooting through nine games in March. But he missed a combined 12 games this season for reasons, including an upper respiratory infection and a strained right groin. Gasol also battled limitations earlier in the season partly stemmed from having offseason knee procedures.

The Lakers are also currently nursing injuries to Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee), Steve Nash (nerve irritation in back) and Jordan Farmar (strained right groin).


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  • SkarPhace

    Somebody who knows how to contact Pau Gasol needs to ask him if he is using a monoxidil product (such as Rogaine). I used monoxidil and it gave me a case of vertigo that did not go away until about a month after I stopped using it. The monoxidil site says it causes vertigo in only 1.5% of cases, but I believe it to be higher as I have talked to many others who also got vertigo from monoxidil.