CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 12: Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls arrives before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at The Quicken Loans Arena on May 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo
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May 14, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol is in the lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Gasol is back after missing two games because of a strained left hamstring. The Bulls hope he can help them avoid elimination with Cleveland up 3-2 in the series, even if he is limited.

''Pau doesn't move around out there like a gazelle,'' teammate Mike Dunleavy Jr. said. ''Him at not 100 percent is OK with us. His size is still huge. He can still knock down shots. If he's a little slow getting up and down the court, we'll cover for him.''

Gasol had 21 points and 10 rebounds in Chicago's series-opening win. The leg started to bother him in Game 2. He left Game 3 after playing about 22 minutes.

He averaged 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds and at 34, he led the NBA with a career-high 54 double-doubles.

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