April 27, 2019, 10:06 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol shot 3-for-8 from the field for eight points with two boards, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday.
It's no secret that Joel Embiid's rough night was a direct result of Gasol being on the court. Known as a lock-down defender despite his age creeping up, Gasol has been containing Embiid in their last five matchups and that continued in today's Game 1 win over the Sixers. The Raptors need every bit of his influence on the defensive end if they are to eliminate the Sixers.