During the Chicago Bulls’ 95-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night, Bulls big man Pau Gasol erupted for a career-high 46 points, and pulled down 18 rebounds. The 34-year-old Spaniard had 28 points at halftime, and continued to dominate Milwaukee’s frontline in the second half. Gasol’s previous career-high was 44 points, which he scored against the Seattle Supersonics on March 26, 2006 as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. Take a look at Gasol’s remarkable performance below:
Check out the company Gasol is now in after his great game on Saturday night:
As a Lakers fan I am extremely happy to see Gasol flourishing in Chicago. He was wrongfully made the scapegoat in Laker Land the past several years, and was constantly dangled in front of teams as trade bait when things began to go awry for Los Angeles. Some question how effective Gasol would be with the Bulls as he’d gotten older and suffered a myriad of injuries during the end of his tenure with the Lakers, but Gasol appears to be rejuvenated mentally and physically in Chicago. I will continue to root for Gasol, as he’s deserving of a stable basketball environment and deep playoff run.
Gasol is averaging 18.7 points (highest since 2010-11), 11.3 rebounds (tied for career high), 2.7 assists and a career-high 2.2 blocks per game this season for the Bulls.