(AP) -Marc Gasol already has won more with the Memphis Grizzlies than his big brother, Pau, ever did in the games that really count.

Marc is a big reason why the Grizzlies won their first playoff game, then their first playoff series and why they are tied 1-1 in their first Western Conference semifinal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Marc’s five postseason victories are five more than Pau managed in three playoff appearances with Memphis. The third-year pro has elevated his game, averaging more points and rebounds than he did in the regular season.

And big brother is watching and enjoying the show.

The Los Angeles Lakers big man says he’s happy Marc has developed into a great player. Pau also appreciates how difficult it has been for Memphis to put enough pieces in place to win.

Pau and the Lakers head to Dallas down 0-2 in the Western Conference Semifinals

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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