Thursday , Feb , 12 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Pau Gasol to Help Rudy Fernandez in Dunk Contest


Fernandez said the Lakers’ Pau Gasol will help him during the slam dunk contest Saturday night at All-Star Weekend. Anything special planned? “Yes,” he said. What? “A secret,” he said with a smile. … Fernandez was 3 for 8 from 3-point range Wednesday, giving him at least one trey in 29 straight games — equalling the NBA rookie record held by Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich. The 6-5 Spaniard has at one one 3-pointer in 49 of 50 games. … Portland’s 20-5 home record in second-best in the Western Conference to the Lakers’ 24-4 mark. …

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