Pau Gasol scored a season-high 29 points against the Pelicans during Tuesday's 132-125 home loss to go with 12 boards, four assists and one block in 32 minutes.
The Scoop:He shot 10-of-15 from the field and 9-of-14 from the line tonight. Gasol scored the first 13 points for the Lakers tonight and also passed Joe Dumars and Jerry Stackhouse to now rank 90th on the all-time scoring list. He looks extremely healthy right now and it seems only an injury could keep him down the rest of the way.
Pau Gasol scored 22 points on 10-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, five assist, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Blazers.
The Scoop:Gasol has been a top-25 play over his last six games with averages of 18.7 points, 8.5 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 blocks. All owners can do is hope that he and Mike D'Antoni get along and that Gasol doesn't shut it down early for whatever reason.
Wesley Johnson was hard-pressed to think of a more memorable shot he's had than his game-winner against Portland. Kent Bazemore lobbed to Johnson for the go-ahead basket with 6.9 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Trail Blazers 107-106 on Monday night. ''To pull out the win like we did and fight the whole game, it was a good one.'' Pau Gasol scored 22 points and the Lakers won their second straight, snapping the Blazers' five-game winning streak. The Lakers, who led by as many as 15 points in the first quarter, pushed the lead to 97-86 in the fourth on MarShon Brooks' short jumper.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers in a close one, 107-106. Los Angeles (21-39) has won just three of its last 10 games. Pau Gasol scored 22 points on 10-20 shooting. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Wesley Johnson with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Kent Bazemore with 14 points and 7 rebounds.