Marc Gasol Having Fun In Key Role For Sizzling Memphis Grizzlies

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Marc Gasol is enjoying as much as anyone the current win streak the Memphis Grizzlies are enduring as he continues to play no small role in a streak that has the rest of the NBA taking notice.

Gasol enjoyed one of his best games of the season Wednesday when the Grizzlies slipped past the Dallas Mavericks 90-84. He was 6-of-14 from the floor but drew fouls and went 9-of-11 from the charity stripe, a valuable accomplishment for a big man. He hauled down six defensive and six offensive boards and dished out five assists while scoring 21 points.

A recent game against the Orlando Magic, Gasol  may have been at his best of the season with 8-of-11 shooting for 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Lately, Gasol has been exceeding his per game averages, as have others on the Grizzlies’ roster.

He’s hitting 47.6 percent from the floor, down slightly from his career mark which is at 51.9 percent. His numbers have been up during the Grizzlies’ current eight-game winning streak.

He’s not just shining for one game; he’s on a roll just like his team. That’s what the Grizzlies like to see.

In his fifth NBA season, Gasol continues to play at a steady pace. With Rudy Gay no longer on the roster, Gasol has been able to assert himself as a major force for the Grizzlies. Along with Zach Randolph, Gasol gives the Grizzlies their best strength, the post. It continues to be their No 1 weapon.

If players like Gasol will remain consistent, the Grizzlies could prove to be unbeatable for awhile longer.

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