Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are expected to play Friday night for the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.
Both players made it through practice Thursday without issue, ESPN.com reported.
A foot injury has sidelined Gasol since Feb. 5. A sprained ankle and the flu have slowed Bryant for the past week.
If both players are available, it would be only the third game this season for the Lakers with Bryant, Gasol, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace and Steve Blake able to be together.
The return of Gasol and Bryant comes at an opportune time for the Lakers, who are fighting for a playoff berth with 13 games left in the regular season. Los Angeles is leading Utah by 1 1/2 games for the final spot in the Western Conference.
"We can still be a special team," Gasol said, according to ESPN.com. "It's going to be difficult, and it's going to take a special mindset of confidence, aggressiveness, discipline and consistency. We have to be a unit. We have to put aside our individual wishes. And we have to be extremely solid defensively.
"Once I get back into a better rhythm and get in better shape and start being more effective out there, I'll try to do the right thing, make the extra pass and create a good flow out there."
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni wouldn't commit to Gasol as a starter Friday night. D'Antoni is just happy to have the roster the Lakers envisioned this season finally available.
"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "If we're going to do any damage, that's what has to happen."