June 18, 2010

Emotional Gasol Would Not Be Denied

Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

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The fire burned in Pau Gasol's eyes with an unquenchable heat Thursday, its intensity too high for him to contain it.

He had just hit a short turnaround jumper to give the Lakers their first points of the fourth quarter, and in the middle of the din at Staples Center he screamed a scream that was primal, profound and instinctively understood by everyone in the jam-packed building.

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