Lakers Continue Winning Streak With Help from Gasol and Bryant

By: Stephen Lars

The powerful combination Gasol-Bryant once more showed to be the key factor for the latest Lakers' win which became the eight consecutive victory with a final score of 111-91 over the Seattle Supersonics; situation which assures the team's leadership in the Pacific Division.

Gasol became the team's lead attacker showing his quality to shoot the ball and getting 22 points in a short 36-minute episode. Gasol who is the team's most recent acquisition scored 10 of 18 field shots and 2 of 4 from the central line; achieved three repercussions and delivered three assistances

Nevertheless, Bryant scored 21 points and gave 10 assistances in 26 minutes of action and had his first exclusion of a game so far during the season by adding two technical lacks. Winger Lamar Odom continues being essential part in the attack and this time contributed 19 points and achieved 11 repercussions for the Lakers.

The Seattle Supersonics were led by reserve Mickael Gelabale, who scored 21 points, while Kevin Durant and winger Jeff Green scored 15 points each one.

This recent 8 victories winning streak is the most extensive Lakers' record during the present season; if they continue and add three more they will equal the 2003-2004 season record of 11 consecutive wins.

The Lakers began the day drawn in first place with the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers lost 86-16 against the Detroit Pistons reason they remain a game in disadvantage. This victory also places Pau Gasol's team as the group with the best mark in the Western Conference.

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