Gasol contributes 10 points in Lakers’ win over Portland

ESPN: Kobe Bryant scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol added 10 points in his first game in nearly three weeks and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-91 on Wednesday night.

Bryant also had 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers (51-24), who trail New Orleans by 1½ games and San Antonio by one game in the Western Conference standings. The Hornets have eight games left, the Lakers and Spurs seven each.

Gasol, playing for the first time since spraining his left ankle March 14 and admittedly not fully healed, played nearly 32 minutes — far more than expected. He added six rebounds and seven assists.

“It’s going to be sore, there’s going to be pain,” he said before the game. “I just have to deal with it and get over it.”

The Lakers were 5-4 in his absence after going 15-4 in his first 19 games after Los Angeles acquired him from Memphis.

Derek Fisher scored 13 points, Lamar Odom had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Vladimir Radmanovic and Jordan Farmar added 10 points each for the Lakers.

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  • Brett

    Throw it down big man, throw it down.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    kobe was lights out in the 4th, welcome back PAU!!

  • 24allup inya

    What a difference between a real PF/C (Gasol) VS a mediocre one (Turriaf).He’s more of a cheerleader and an ugly ass one at that ha ha lol

  • MILO

    I hope that Bynum at least makes it back in time for the Clipper game because i know that those fag’s are going to do their best to ruin the Lakers run for 1st place…

  • MILO

    Yea and for those of you wondering why there is no post game report tonight, it more than likely is because Jonny’s reports and previews suck and TLN decided not to post it.Sorry Jonny just telling it like it is…

  • Phant0M

    First of all steve does post game u idiot..

    show some respect.. jeez

  • KOBEISKING

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    You dont hate on ronny =(

  • T.A.

    I LOVE RONNY

    I WANT BYNUM BACK!

  • mplakers

    i’ve been holding my breath on every game since gasol went out. last night was the first game i’ve felt relaxed watching the lakers since gasol twisted his ankle.

    looks like they are a lock for third place, at the very least. taking first is going to be a dog fight.

  • DCLAKER

    Next Week,THE MAKINGS OF A MONSTA! LAKERNATION I PRESENT TO YOU,finally(sarcastic),LAKEZILLA(AB/PG/LO).

  • Bynumin2010

    Where can I pick up my Lakers 2008 NBA Champions T-shirt??

  • pjt

    Now we only need Bynum back, and we’ll be in full strength by the playoffs…

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    [Comment ID #31448 Will Be Quoted Here]YOU ARE TRIPPING…RONNY GAVE HIS ALL…AND UGLY HE AINT…HE’S A FINE CARRIBEAN BROTHA WITH A BIG HEART WHO LOVES HIS TEAM AND WILL DO WHATEVER IS ASKED OF HIM OUT THERE ON THE FLOOR…TELL ME,ARE YOU A TRUE LAKER FAN???? YOU DONT SOUND LIKE ONE AT ALL!!!! RONNY T. IS FAR MORE THAN A MERE CHEERLEADER…YOU BETTER CHECK YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    [Comment ID #31464 Will Be Quoted Here]4REALS

  • heffajoint

    Yeah, 24allup inya is an idiot… Ronny has been more than important in our success this year. He obviously doesn’t watch the games and is probably a seasonal fan who is only interested in the Lakers when they win. He probably has no idea who all the Lakers are and couldn’t tell you what all their positions are or what their specialties are in games.

  • MILO

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    WHO THE FU-CK ARE YOU TO QUESTION MY FANHOOD YOU FU-CK-EN LAME??? SUCK MY DICK!!! I COULD AND WILL CONTINUE TO SAY WHAT I WANT ABOUT WHOM EVER I WANT…

  • ab4sure

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    Milo, why don’t you do a postgame article??? I think they let anyone do it here that wants to.

  • DCLAKER

    Y’all are making my stomach hurt(with laughter,of course)with these comments.

    Good win,and remember……..”LAKEZILLA”(AB/PG/LO) WILL BE HERE SOONER THAN SOONER,shhhhhh,I see crushed NBA teams(whispering).

  • MILO

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    no no! god knows that my skills are very limited, but what i would like to know is what ever happened to Fatty???He sure did a hell of a lot better job than Jonny!!!