Pau Gasol: the aggressor
The Lakers, and their big man, find what they've been searching for
LOS ANGELES -- Given the way the Lakers and Clippers have shown each other in recent meetings the same level of civility as a couple in divorce court, it was no surprise Wednesday's game featured another mini skirmish.However, what was surprising, if not shocking, was that the jostling occurred because Pau Gasol was the one pushing Reggie Evans to the floor. That's right. Gasol -- who has been called "Ga-soft" -- versus Evans, a guy who has stuck around the league for 10 seasons based purely on his physicality and who is sporting the craziest beard since Joaquin Phoenix appeared on Letterman. "Do something," Metta World Peace repeatedly said to Evans when the Los Angeles Clippers forward danced around, threatening to escalate the fracas. "Do something." It was the same message Gasol seemed to have told himself after several disappointing outputs by the Spaniard coincided with the Los Angeles Lakers' three-game losing streak.
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