The Lakers get it done in their final road game of the year, winning 113-106 in Portland and sweeping their first back-to-back of the season. Kobe Bryant explodes for a Rose Garden record 47-points on 14/27 from the field and 18/18 from the line. Another solid game from Pau Gasol, 23-points, 9-assists and 7-rebounds. With the win the Lakers move a full game ahead of the Utah Jazz for the eighth & final playoff spot.
Creative visualization (sports visualization) refers to the practice of seeking to affect the outer world by changing one’s thoughts and expectations. Creative visualization is the basic technique underlying positive thinking and is frequently used by athletes to enhance their performance. The concept originally arose in the US with the nineteenth century New Thought movement. One of the first Americans to practice the technique of creative visualization was Wallace Wattles (1860â€“1911), who wrote The Science of Getting Rich. In this book, Wattles advocates creative visualization as the main technique for realizing one’s goals; a practice that stems from the Hindu Monistic theory of the Universe that is subscribed to by the book.