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Pau Gasol (44pts/9rebs) vs. Supersonics (2006)

The “poor front-line gets abused in great post player’s torture chamber” theme continues. Chris Wilcox, Johan Petro, Mikki Moore and Robert Swift all take turns at guarding the first-time All-Star and reigning Western conference player of the week – Pau Gasol. Gasol gets going from the first minutes of the game by scoring 20 in the first quarter. No one on the Seattle team has a shot at keeping up with the quick back-to-the-basket moves Pau displays. That turn over the shoulder to the base-line is a thing of beauty. March 28, 2006.