Pau Gasol brings a lot to the basketball floor, and his Chicago Bulls missed him dearly in their Game 4 second-round loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Bulls coughed up commanding leads more than once, ultimately paving the way for a LeBron James buzzer-beater that gave Cleveland an 86-84 win and tied the series up at 2-2. Pau, along with the rest of Chicago, was helpless to watch as the Bulls let things slip away. He sat out the game with a tightened hamstring, and is down with a day-to-day status. The Bulls' stalling offense really could have used his scoring in the post.
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The good thing for us viewers, though, is that Gasol (on the court or off) always wears the story of a game on his emotive face, and Sunday afternoon was no exception:
Here's to hoping that Pau's dramaturgy is present on the parquet, not the folding chairs, for Game 5 Tuesday night.