September 10, 2020, 1:36 amMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol seemed to be getting his groove back in Wednesday's win, though he finished with just eight points, two rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block.
Gasol's line may not look impressive but there are a couple important factors to note about this performance. His offensive game has deteriorated significantly and he's been missing wide open jumpers and layups. After blowing another layup in the first quarter tonight he was visible frustrated and disappeared to the locker room. He didn't return until the second half. When he finally re-entered the game, he immediately got a block on Jayson Tatum and hit his first three of the series. Unfortunately for Gasol, from there he picked up five fouls fairly quickly which kept him on the bench for the majority of the second half. Despite that, the flashes he showed in the third quarter are a great sign for the Raptors going into Game 7.