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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Says ‘We Believe in Ourselves’ Reviewed by Momizat on . The Lakers have nine games remaining in the regular season, and are holding on to that eighth and final postseason spot in the West by the thread of their teeth The Lakers have nine games remaining in the regular season, and are holding on to that eighth and final postseason spot in the West by the thread of their teeth Rating:
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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Says ‘We Believe in Ourselves’

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pau gasolThe Lakers have nine games remaining in the regular season, and are holding on to that eighth and final postseason spot in the West by the thread of their teeth. To be honest, it appears as if the players are dropping like flies. When one comes back from injury, another one goes down.

The team is still searching for consistency and an identity. Not having everyone available at the same time in the court is not helping matters at all. However, this is the NBA, and we are in the last stretch of the season. Not making the postseason with this talent on the roster would be disastrous, even more disastrous than the season has been thus far.

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This sentiment was echoed by Pau Gasol last night after their loss to the Bucks. According to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com, Gasol stated:

“It’s been a long year, there’s no doubt about it,” forward Pau Gasol said. “A lot of ups and downs. But we’re here. We believe in ourselves. We have the weapons. Hopefully we will stay healthy enough to be able to give it our best shot. But it’s been difficult, no doubt about it.”

“We don’t need anybody else to be injured, to be out, missing games, especially at this point of the year. So let’s see what happens. Hopefully Kobe will be healthy for the next game. Steve will be healthy. I’ll get healthier and we’ll continue to move forward.”

This has been one of the most, if not the most, injury plagued seasons for the Lakers in franchise history. However, as Gasol alluded to, the team has the ability to get the job done. They must simply show the effort and execute their game play in every game remaining.

Doing so will be tough, but they have the leadership and talent to do so. The Lakers will look to get back on track tomorrow against the Kings, as they conclude their road trip in Sacramento.

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  • KcS

    It’s all about the injuries. Imagine if the Lakers had ALL their players on the court playing together for several months – the chemistry, the cohesion, etc. Why do they get injured? It’s because of their coach D’umbtoni who over-plays the old stars AND runs a 7-8 man rotation which significantly increases the chance of fatigue and injuries to the team. He is doing the opposite of what Phil Jackson would have done.

    • Terrence

      Even Phil was having a tough time keeping minutes down his final season. The truth is the team has not had a deep bench in 4 seasons. There was a possibility this season, but injuries to key players and their backups has devastated the roster. That’s why it was a mistake that management stayed pat at the trade deadline instead of looking to add someone. We’ve got 2 roster spots that will sit wasted without even trying guys on ten day contracts.

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