Pau Gasol finished four assists shy of a triple-double Tuesday night as the Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 101-81.
"My timing, my legs, my conditioning is getting better," said Gasol after practice Thursday. "Everything is just flowing nicely. Let's see if we can keep it up."
After sitting out for more than six weeks with a foot injury, Gasol has gradually improved through six appearances since March 22. Over the last four games, he's averaged 13.8 points while shooting 54.2% from the field. He also collected 7.5 rebounds a game and dished out 5.5 assists.
The Lakers went 3-1 during that stretch.
Coach Mike D'Antoni has struggled to blend Dwight Howard and Gasol together on the floor this season. Certainly injuries to both have played a factor, but Gasol has often expressed discomfort playing regularly outside of the post.