Bulls’ Pau Gasol Uncertain He Will Play for Game 6

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Pau Gasol ran at 40 percent exertion Tuesday for the first time since leaving Game 3 early with a strained left hamstring. He has yet to change direction or jump with explosion.

And yet, Gasol, who missed his second straight game, refused to rule out playing in Thursday’s Game 6.

“(Game 5) is critical, but I can’t run,” Gasol said before the 106-101 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. “If I’m able to run and play at a certain percentage above 50 percent, I’ll try to give (Game 6) a go. Unfortunately, hamstrings are tricky and not like other areas. … Try to do the right thing for our team and for our chances.”

via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune