Pau Gasol, however, is series MVP 1a. Not only was he extraordinarily efficient with the ball all series, but he also evolved to be nearly masterful on defense. For much of the decisive Game 5 the Magic simply couldn't finish around or over him -- even as he single-covered Dwight Howard much of the night. ESPN Stats and Information charted Gasol single-covering Howard on 38 possessions -- and Howard did not score from the field on any of them.
two0one7 wrote:Dwight did try to attack Pau, multiple times. Pau/ our doubles were smart about it. Pau either drew the charge, played great solid D on him, or we doubled and forced him to kick it out/take a tough shot.
I love Andrew but I'm not going to attribute that as to why Pau did well against Dwight. Pau deserves full credit.
CaCHooKa Man wrote:even before the playoffs i think he was widely considered as a top 5 PF in the league already. after the playoffs he passed dirk for 3rd behind tim duncan and KG. he may even be 2nd now since KG got injured. like JVG or mark jackson said in last nights game, pau is one of the most skilled players at his position and has pretty much the complete package at PF.
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