The Memphis Grizzlies blew a 17-point lead at home Tuesday night to Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors and lost by a final score of 122-114, but that might not even be the team's biggest loss of the night.
Grizzlies head coach J. B. Bickerstaff told reporters postgame that star big man Marc Gasol was being examined for an apparent foot/ankle issue that limited him in the final minutes of the game.
Marc Gasol played 39 minutes and finished with 27 points and four rebounds in the defeat. The All-Star center shot 10-of-14 from the field and 4-of-6 from the 3-point line.
Bickerstaff also said Gasol being examined right now for apparent foot/ankle issue that limited him in final minutes. "I don't want to speculate … without information." https://t.co/HqrrhIRKby
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Let's hope that Marc Gasol's injury isn't to his right foot. He had surgery to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot back in 2016.
Entering Tuesday, Marc Gasol was averaging 18.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. The former Defensive Player of the Year was shooting 46.1 percent from the floor, 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free-throw line. With the loss to the Raptors, the Grizzlies are now 12-8 on the season.
Without more information from the team, it's hard to say what is next for Gasol. Hopefully, it's just a sprain of some sort.