With the Lakers pushing to make a flight, the news out of Monday's run in El Segundo was thin, nor terribly earth-shattering. I present it here, in easily digestible bullets:
Pau Gasol ran again this afternoon on the treadmill, wasn't available for comment, traveled with the team to Texas for their swing through San Antonio and Dallas, and will be listed as "doubtful" for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.
Ron Artest, who twice pulled himself out of Sunday's win over the Bucks and had his health (in that game at least) questioned by Phil Jackson after it was done, practiced in full Monday afternoon. PJ said he looked fine.
Luke Walton also practiced, but seems unlikely to play Tuesday.
As you were. No real surprises in the bunch. The rest of the day, made pretty short by the aforementioned "Lakers getting on an airplane" thing, was spent looking forward towards the Spurs. After a slow start, the Spurs have won seven of ten, looking more like the threat everyone expected them to be when the season kicked off. Needless to say, the Lakers have a healthy respect for them.
Click below for all the moving pictures (two from PJ, one from Shannon Brown)...
Shannon Brown reflected on his 19 point effort Sunday night, punctuated by a mid-court buzzer beater to end the third quarter and two blocked shots on one Bucks possession. He also had some interesting comments about the pressure to defer to Kobe. "It's not about taking abuse or anything like that, it's about getting a rhythm," he said. "It's not about what he might say, or whatever, if he's not open, you have to swing the ball."
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