Here’s what Pau Gasol had to say today after scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the Lakers’ victory Thursday over the Chicago Bulls, which also was his season debut: “It feels good, it feels good to be getting back into the groove of things. I’m happy about the game (Thursday) night. I just want to continue to work and continue to get better.”
When asked if he was surprised by his effectiveness he said: “A little, a little bit. I wasn’t expecting that level of contribution. I was just playing basketball. I was playing with my guys, and that was something I missed a lot. I’ve just got to get back into the rhythm.”
Gasol sat out the season’s first 11 games because of a hamstring injury.