Danilo Gallinari can do more than just knock down shots from the perimeter.
Late in a close game with the Lakers, Gallinari got the ball back at the top of the key off a pick-and-pop with Jameer Nelson, and rather than shoot over Nick Young‘s late defensive rotation, Gallinari put the ball on the floor and had an open path to the rim. Rookie Ivica Zubac tried to slide over but Gallinari just put him in the poster.
Young had 26 points on the night to lead the Lakers to the 120-116 win. That’s a tough loss for a Denver team trying to hold on to the final playoff slot in the West, Portland is now just half a game back. Does anyone in the West actually want the eight seed? Nobody is playing like it.