Pau Gasol Offers Reason For Playoff Struggles & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers Power Forward Pau Gasol was lambasted by critics so his sub-par performance in the 2011 Playoffs. In a recent interview with Marca, Gasol offered an explanation for his struggles. “It wasn’t about self-esteem.” Said Gasol. “It wasn’t about confidence. I collapsed. I was exhausted a little bit too.”

Gasol said he collapsed in the Playoffs: Pro Basketball Talk

The Latest on the Lakers

Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw was interviewed by the Golden State Warriors. [Sporting News]

The Latest on the NBA

Kendrick Perkins does not appreciate the media criticizing his teammate. [Slam Magazine]

Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau wants his team to play ‘tougher.’ [ESPN Chicago]

The New York Knicks are interested in Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried. [New York Post]

NBA Playoffs- Schedule for May 21st, 2011

Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder- Game 3- ESPN- 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. PST (Series tied 1-1)

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