Pau Gasol Delivering Spectacular Postseason Quietly, Efficiently

May 20th, 2010 by Jeff Newton Leave a reply »
Pau Gasol isn't a treat for the eyes.   

Even on the court, there's something strikingly off in the way Gasol trots out of rhythm from one end of the floor to the other. When he's running in transition, you'd swear the Spaniard was fighting through two ankle weights planted inside each sneaker.

Pau lacks the forceful personality and handsome features that made Magic Johnson such an icon in Los Angeles. What Johnson didn't have, though, was Gasol's wonderful post game.

Gasol may not be George Clooney in a jersey. But, his interior offensive play offers a lesson in beauty.

Gasol laid his skills out for all to see in the fourth quarter of L.A.'s Wednesday night victory over Phoenix. Just as the Suns seized the tempo, Pau and Kobe Bryant went to work.

Their two-man pick-and-roll game caused fits for the Phoenix defense. The scorekeeper should have prematurely awarded L.A. two points, just to save everyone time, whenever Gasol showed the high screen.

Pau made the right move on each offensive series, either rolling off the ...

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