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Lakers Vs. Warriors: Pau Gasol & His Perfect Night

The Los Angeles Lakers have long since taken control of this game, and now lead the Golden State Warriors 95-60 after three quarters. But the story of the night just might be Pau Gasol, who is working on a perfect night. He has made all 10 field goal attempts, and all eight free throw attempts, giving him 28 points in 30 minutes, to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots. Assuming Gasol doesn't play the rest of the night -- and with such a huge lead, Gasol likely won't re-enter the game -- his shooting performance will be the best in the last 25 years for the Lakers:

Perfect Shooting Lakers Since 1986-87
Player Date Opp Field Goals
Pau Gasol Tonight GSW 10-10
Nick Van Exel 11/16/97 Van 9-9
James Worthy 4/5/90 Sac 9-9
Mychal Thompson     11/23/88 Mia 9-9
Min. 9 FG; Source:

Wilt Chamberlain holds the franchise record with 14 field goals without a miss (and the NBA record, with 18), but the game logs on Basketball-Reference only date back to the 1986-1987 season. Gasol is the only Laker in that time to make 10 field goals without a miss.

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