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Former Raptors star helps welcome Marc Gasol to Toronto

11 February 2019

"That's what you want from an organization that you're playing for".

"Once Masai called and I talked to some of the guys in (the locker room), everybody said the same thing about making a run to the title, and that gets your juices going and makes you real excited", Gasol told reporters ahead of his Raptors debut on Saturday, according to TSN's Josh Lewenberg.

That 2012 roster also contained a man by the name of Serge Ibaka, who now plays for the Raptors and was coached by Sergio Scariolo, an assistant coach in Toronto.

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Gasol is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.1 steals in 53 appearances this season.

But Lowry responded for the Raptors with his go-ahead three.

NY closed to 91-90 on a 3-pointer from Kadeem Allen with 5 minutes left. Leonard missed the team's last game with a sore knee.

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Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 22 points and hit the 3-pointer with 7:03 remaining that gave the Toronto Raptors the lead for good Saturday night in a 104-99 win over the host New York Knicks.

"Just playing the season right now".

The Italian assistant coach, who has led Spain's national team to three Eurobasket gold medals and a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, glowed about some of the attributes that Toronto's prized acquisition brings to the court.

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Following their matchup with the Knicks, Toronto will be back in action Monday at home against the Brooklyn Nets.

Former Raptors star helps welcome Marc Gasol to Toronto