The NBA announced Wednesday that Gasol received 212 points and 30 first-place votes to edge Miami's LeBron James, who had 149 points and 18 first-place votes.
The double-double was Gasol's 17th of the season and 100th of his five-year career.
It was the second straight 21-point game for Gasol, who also made eight of 12 shots in a win over Houston on Friday. He's averaging 18.3 points on 64.5 percent shooting (20 of 31) since returning from an abdominal tear.
Gasol had favored the abdominal injury for several games, including not jumping center to start recent games in order to avoid straining the injury. Before getting hurt, he was Memphis' second-leading scorer (14.3 ppg) and second-best rebounder (7.8 per game).
Gasol has scored 20 or more in six of eight games.
Gasol is averaging 18.8 points and 9.7 rebounds over the last six games.
Gasol bounced back from a 9-point, 8-rebound effort in his last game.
Gasol, who made all three of his free-throw attempts Friday, is shooting a career-high 87.7 percent from the foul line to lead all centers.
Gasol, who was 10 of 15 on Monday, is shooting 58.5 percent from the floor over his last six contests.
Gasol was 10 of 15 from the field with all of his points coming in the first half. It was the best scoring performance since Dec. 1 for the Grizzlies center, who had been held to single digits in his two previous games.
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