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Video: Raptors’ Marc Gasol botches pass in real Shaqtin’ a Fool fashion

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In the immortal words of Shaquille O’Neal, “Tragic Bronson Alert! Tragic Bronson Alert!” Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol will be in a future Shaqtin’ A Fool episode with this play during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Gasol tried to pass it to Pascal Siakam in the corner to complete a transition play, but the ball slipped in his hands and the Bucks almost scored on the other end.

The veteran center has been struggling in the first two games of the conference finals, but tonight he’s been active on both ends of the floor. He has 11 points, nine rebounds, and six assists while helping the Raptors hold onto a slim 96-91 lead late in the fourth quarter.

The Raptors are trying to avoid going down 0-3 in the series, as history shows that it is impossible to come back from a deficit like that in the playoffs. A win here will trim the Bucks’ lead to one game and would give Toronto the momentum they need heading into Game 4 on Tuesday.

Gasol is already just a shell of his old All-Star self, but if he will be able to find ways to be more productive on both ends of the floor, the Raptors will be thankful that they traded for him back in February. He’s been dubbed as one of the best all-around bigs in the league during his prime. If he could just turn back the clock a bit, that will be great for Toronto.