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Lakers Fall To Gasol’s Former Team FC Barcelona

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Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers (2ndL) fights for a rebound against Fran Vazquez of the Regal FC Barcelona (L), Terence Morris of the Regal FC Barcelona (2ndR) and Ricky Rubio of the Regal FC Barcelona during the NBA Europe Live match between Los Angeles Lakers and Regal FC Barcelona at the at Palau Blaugrana on October 7, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers (2ndL) fights for a rebound against Fran Vazquez of the Regal FC Barcelona (L), Terence Morris of the Regal FC Barcelona (2ndR) and Ricky Rubio of the Regal FC Barcelona during the NBA Europe Live match between Los Angeles Lakers and Regal FC Barcelona at the at Palau Blaugrana on October 7, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol’s former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010. Nike's House of Hoops In Barcelona and Basketball Clinic Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol go against Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro on a 2-on-2 game Lakers Travel To London Pilots hold up a Lakers flag before the Los Angeles Lakers travel to London at LAX on September 30, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Barcelona Goes Crazy For The Lakers The Lakers arrived in Barcelona, Spain to huge crowds and lots of media at their practice inside Palau Blaugrana stadium. Lakers star Pau Gasol is from Spain.

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Juan Carlos Navarro scored 25 points to help Barcelona to a 92-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in an exhibition Thursday.

Spanish center Pau Gasol led the NBA champions with 24 points, but his homecoming was spoiled by the European champion in a game that was billed as an informal intercontinental showdown.

Kobe Bryant, recovering from knee surgery, scored 15 points on 2-of-15 shooting in 25 minutes. He made 11 of 12 free throws, but missed all six 3-pointers.

The score was tied at 72 midway through the fourth quarter and Barcelona outplayed the Lakers the rest of the way. Los Angeles also lost to Minnesota in London on Monday, and heads home 0-2 on its preseason European tour.

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.) 

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