Lakers’ Pau Gasol out vs. Warriors with illness

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol will not play against the

Golden State Warriors because of an upper respiratory

infection.

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said Chris Kaman would start in

Gasol’s place Saturday night. D’Antoni was hoping Gasol would be

healthy enough to play Monday at Phoenix.

Gasol had 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the

Lakers’ 104-91 win against Minnesota on Friday night in Los

Angeles. He is averaging 15 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists

this season.

Gasol was the only player to start the first 26 games for the

Lakers.

Los Angeles already was without Kobe Bryant (fractured left

knee), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation in back), Steve Blake

(torn ligament in right elbow) and Jordan Farmar (torn left

hamstring).