Pau Gasol Named Western Player of the Week

blog_100322gasolLakers’ forward Pau Gasol was on Monday named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played March 15-21.

The Spaniard was terrific during L.A.’s 4-0 stretch, averaging 24.8 points on .685 shooting (third in the NBA) alongside 11.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 block, leading the team to W’s over Golden State, Sacramento, Minnesota and Washington.

Gasol double-doubled three times, capped by a 28-point, 14-rebound performance at Sacramento.

Here’s a game-by-game recap of Gasol’s winning week:

- March 15 @ Golden State: Scored 26 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished four assists in a 124-121 win over the Warriors.
- March 16 @ Sacramento: Notched a season-high 28 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in a 106-99 victory over the Kings.
- March 19 vs. Minnesota: Posted 17 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in a 104-96 win over the Timberwolves.
- March 21 vs. Washington: Matched his season high with 28 points and added 12 rebounds and three assists in a 99-92 win over the Wizards.

Paul Pierce won the award in the East with his performance in Boston’s 4-0 week.