Los Angeles: Lakers forward Pau Gasol, sidelined for five games because of a concussion, hopes to return to action on Thursday when Los Angeles host reigning NBA champions the Miami Heat.
"I feel better -- a lot better, actually," Spain's Gasol said after training on Wednesday. "I feel 100 percent now. Got a good workout in today and everything felt good. Tomorrow will be a go."
Gasol must still be cleared to return by doctors, and he admitted that the head injury was difficult to deal with.