L.A. Times: Pau Gasol finally got his touches. And the rebounds kept coming too.
The Lakers forward had been unhappy with his lack of shots — eight against the Chicago Bulls, 11 against the Utah Jazz — but there were no complaints after he scored 26 points on nine-for-15 shooting Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Gasol also pulled down 22 rebounds, making his rebounds in recent games look like numbers from the “I” column in Bingo: 16-20-20 and now 22.
No wonder a reporter jokingly compared him to Bill Russell. Or maybe he wasn’t joking.
“I’m just trying to be more active and more assertive in rebounding and try to pursue the ball, not just wait for it,” said Gasol, who has a career average of 8.8 rebounds per game. “Things are working out right now, the ball is bouncing my way a couple times more than it regularly would.”
Gasol was also satisfied that he had more shots Wednesday.
“I’ve been demanding the ball a little more and getting a few more looks, so I’m able to create more,” he said.