Title: Marc Gasol’s work in holding Joel Embiid scoreless once again puts Raptors defence in spotlight
Date: November 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about another lock-down defensive performance from Marc Gasol against Joel Embiid.
The last time Joel Embiid and Marc Gasol stood across from each other before Monday, Gasol was consoling the Philadelphia 76ers’ star centre. The Toronto Raptors had just won Game 7 thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s legendary quadruple-bounce shot, and Embiid was emotional. Gasol, a kind person and experienced vet, took a moment to offer some encouragement and perspective. The Raptors were on their way to a championship, but Embiid and the Sixers had a bright future ahead.
That is still true. On Monday, though, there was little consoling to be done.
Check it out on The Athletic.