Marc Gasol went off for a career-high 42 points in a nail biter that ended up well for the Grizzlies...Raptors fans were not happy, though, especially about the last play. The view from the enemy is built according to various Twitter sources and the Toronto Raptors SB Nation Blog Raptors HQ GameThread.
Before the game
The Grizzlies, who started the season on a solid 17-8 pace, have gone 9-12 since and look like a below-average basketball team right now.
Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are Memphis’s two undisputed star players, but they haven’t been playing like it recently. In the Grizzlies’ recent 20-game skid, the Grizzlies have boasted a net rating of 15.3 without Gasol on the floor and 8.3 with Conley on the bench. The duo are extremely important to this team, Gasol’s -4.8 net rating and Conley’s -4.6 net rating in that span leave much to be desired right now.
DeMar DeRozan will not travel with the team to Memphis.
Grizzlies are 5 point favourites over the Raptors in Memphis tonight. I suck at this, so what the hell. I'll take the Raps to win.
Arguably the most well-known Toronto Raptors fan over the last two decades, Nav Bhatia made the trip to Memphis.
This is embarrassing. Gasol has 2 threes, a three-point play and a post-up basket in about 2 minutes.
So, Marc Gasol is going for 70 tonight.
Valanciunas on Gasol is not the answer, but nothing is. Nobody on the roster can guard this guy.
Norman Powell is gonna be a star!
Casey must feel dumb for not play Powell as much before.
Remember when we had dreams of Jonas Valanciunas turning into Marc Gasol? Maybe that day is still coming (it's not) but holy shit would Gasol be perfect.
Does the 5 second rule not exist? ZBo posted up Bebe for a solid 10 seconds
LMAO YO DID VINCE CARTER JUST DO A 360 LAYUP HOURS BEFORE HE TURNS 40???
Marc Gasol is carving the defense apart with his passing.
VINCE CARTER HIT LOWRY ACROSS THE FACE. PAYBACK FOR MO PETE? EJECT VINCE— Raptors Republic (@raptorsrepublic) January 26, 2017
Marc Gasol starting the third quarter the same way he started the first
Marc Gasol is killing us. Dude has 36 in 27 minutes.
Game has slowed to a crawl. Both teams suddenly look exhausted.
Vince has been really good tonight.
Took too long to bring on Powell.
There might still be life!
12-0 run, mostly powered by Lowry.
Kyle showing why he is an all-star.
THAT WASN'T A FOUL. JONAS WAS STRAIGHT UP! AND GASOL TRAVELED!
Jonas never had the basketball there, the Raptors were completely bailed out.
OH NOW THE GRIZZLIES WANNA COMPLAIN ABOUT THE CALL?????:?
What a shit play. WHY ARE YOU STARTING 60 FEET AWAY WITH FIVE SECONDS LEFT?!— John Gaudes (@johngaudes) January 26, 2017
After the game
Valanciunas was wide open in the paint on that Kyle Lowry desperation heave!
Marc Gasol is good and that last call was bad.
Marc Gasol made his final All-Star case with a career night.
This loss is on all you clowns that advocate for Valanciunas and Patterson.
Sometimes the job is okay. At a Beale Street joint where the band is called, I swear,— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) January 26, 2017
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