Whenever the Lakers play the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol follows a customary routine with brother Marc, Memphis' starting center.
The brother in the host city treats the other to dinner before or after the game, a custom Lakers Coach Mike Brown jokingly has asked Pau to follow with a certain spice.
"I keep trying to tell Pau to invite Marc over to cook something and put something in his food," Brown said an hour before the Lakers-Grizzlies game on Sunday. "Put something that will give him the runs so he can't play the whole game and has to continually run back and forth to the bathroom. See if that helps out.
"Pau seems to abide to it at times, but Pau is a nice guy. I know he loves his brother, so he probably tells me he's going to do it and then he doesn't do it."