Gasol recorded 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, and a block over 29 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Trail Blazers. Gasol has ratched up his rebound production in November with an average of 14.4 for the month, but appears to have settled into a decline on the offensive end. For the season, he's averaging just 13.7 points and is shooting 44.4 percent from the field, which both represent the lowest marks of his career.
Gasol collected 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block over 27 minutes in Friday's 106-94 loss to the Warriors. Gasol has generally been playing 30 minutes or less over the last several games, and yet finding ways to maximize his time on the floor. Friday marked the third time in the last four contests that Gasol posted double-digit rebounds, and the tenth time in 12 contests that he's amassed double-digit scoring. The veteran appears to be thriving under the minutes allotment afforded to him by new coach Fred Hoiberg, and the controlled playing time doses may lead to an even more productive Gasol down the stretch this season.
Gasol struggled on offense -- scoring just five points -- but was able to pull down 13 rebounds with three assists over 27 minutes in Monday's 96-95 win over the Pacers. For the second straight game Gasol had 13 rebounds, but his 2-of-11 shooting from the field denied him a chance at another double-double. Gasol is one of the best post scorers in the league, so chances are these types of game won't become common.
Gasol registered 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-5 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 28 minutes during the Bulls' 102-97 win versus the Hornets on Friday. Gasol didn't reach the 30 minute mark on Friday, as Joakim Noah (knee) played extremely well off the bench. However, Gasol was still able to deliver one of his best showings of the season, dropping an efficient double-double. Through nine games, Gasol is providing well-rounded numbers, and can likely be considered a solid source for everything except three-pointers so long as he keeps seeing the same 30 minutes per game he has thus far. The Bulls are back in action on Monday versus the Pacers.
Gasol posted 16 points (7-17 FG, 2-2 FT) with nine rebounds and six blocks over a team-high 30 minutes in Monday's 111-88 win over the 76ers. Despite finishing a rebound shy of his third straight double-double, Gasol had a solid game, working the young 76ers frontcourt in the paint. Joakim Noah was supposed to join the starting lineup, but his knee was sore and he didn't play, which benefited Gasol plenty.
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