“I think he’s been incredible since we first got him. We’ve always had a brotherly relationship. We need him to get where we need to go. We need Pau… It’s not my money, but my vote would be we need to keep him here.” —Kobe Bryant on Pau Gasol
In an all around team effort the Lakers clinch the 7th seed in the West, beating the Houston Rockets in overtime 99-95! They will take on the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference playoffs. Game 1 in San Antonio is on Sunday.
In tonight’s win, Steve Blake went 6-20 with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Pau Gasol had a triple double (!!) going 7-17 with 17 points, 20 (!!!) rebounds, and 11 assists. Dwight Howard also went 6-15 for 16 points, 18 (!!!) rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocked shots, and some monster defensive plays late in the game.