Pau Gasol’s emphatic reaction to Austin Reaves swishing incredible game-winner vs. Mavericks

Robert Marvi
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So far this season, Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Austin Reaves has been winning the love of fans with his defensive effort, intelligent play and accurate marksmanship.

After Reaves hit the game-winning 3-pointer on Wednesday to down the Dallas Mavericks, former Lakers star Pau Gasol gave him some props on Twitter.

Reaves went undrafted this past July, and the Lakers ended up signing him. He may have started the season as an afterthought, but a rash of injuries opened up playing time for him, and he has taken advantage.

Against the Mavs, he went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, and he also played effective defense against multiple Dallas players.

In his spare time, Reaves also grabbed seven rebounds and dropped a couple of dimes.

The Lakers managed to get the win despite being without Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard and Malik Monk, all of whom are in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

With a three-game winning streak, L.A. will look to build more momentum on Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.