Can Howard and Gasol Coexist?

Can Howard and Gasol Coexist?

Is Mike D'Antoni trying to break up the Lakers' power couple?


The Lakers coach played Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol together sparingly Tuesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, and the big men were not on the court at the same time at any point in the fourth quarter.


A review of the play-by-play showed that Howard and Gasol played together a total of 16 minutes 30 seconds in Gasol's first game back after a two-week absence due to knee tendinitis. It's not exactly a twin towers approach.


"It's our job to figure out a way for them to play together because they're both really good," D'Antoni said after the Lakers' 101-100 victory at Staples Center. "We could have two 7-footers and have something that people don't have.


"We got to figure that out, and as Pau gets more comfortable and in shape, we will figure it out to a certain extent. I don't know how much. I think they can coexist."

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