Marc Gasol felt the new kid in the school before his first game with the Toronto Raptors.
To prepare it, he spent the time studying with assistant assistant Raptors, Sergio Scariolo – who becomes a Gasol coach on the Spanish national team.
"Of course, I asked him many questions about what should happen in every case," said Gasol after a 104-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
"But at the end of the day, it's about reading and reactions and understanding where you get the ball and what kind of shot you get," said Gasol.
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Gasol had seven points and six rebounds when Toronto Knicks put their 16th loss loss record records.
Received from Memphis before Thursday's trading deadline, Gasoline 19 minutes. The All-Star three-time came late in the first quarter and shot the first attempt.
The 7-footer, who spent his first 11 years in the series with the Grizzlies and aims to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Gasol came in with Kyle Lowry for half a season in Memphis before the guard took a point forward and developed himself in All-Star with Toronto. And Gasol Kawhi Leonard knows his battles out in the Western Conference and Leonard was a member of San Antonio Spurs.
"The idea is. It is a clear objective, it is one goal and that is to play for a championship," said Gasol.
Lowry scored 22 points and Serge Ibaka made 15 points and 13 rebounds with the Raptors.
New York closure to 91-90 at point 3 from Kadeem Allen with 5 minutes left. Danny Green beat 3 in the west to extend the 97-90 lead.
The Knicks built within 102-99 with Mario Hezonja point 3 point with 11 seconds. Seal pair to throw Lowry off with eight seconds left.
Green and Norman Powell had 14 points to the Raptors, who won their three final games, all on the road.
Raptors Nick Nurse Gasol joined the game with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter.
"I think someone who was not with us, could you see the move moving well," said Nurse. "It's a man in the right spots to keep things flowing. You take it and a cut is going on, there is a flow for the offense."
Rookie Kevin Knox has 20 points and Jordan's DeAndre has 10 points and 18 rebounds of Knicks team have not won a game since they hit Los Angeles Lakers on January 4.
New York 29 lost last 31. The Knicks lost 16 games straight during the 2014-15 season.
This year's squad spread, with three musicians and seven players with less than three years in the series, a worst record of 16 consecutive losses on their home floor.
"We understand what this year is," said coach Knicks, David Fizdale. "Whatever happens to us this year will not crack or waver."
The Knicks 14-3 took over the Jordan fist before giving the Raptors called time on time.
Raptors: Leonard came back to the line after leaving the game Thursday in Atlanta because of a left-handed knee. He scored 11 points, shooting 4-in-15 in 32 minutes.
Knicks: Allen had 14 high career points and six helped a career in 28 minutes off the bench. . New York is 0-17 when scoring less than 100 points. . Rookie C Mitchell Robinson had 15 points of career points and placed seven rebounds into 22 minutes as a reserves.
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Leonard will be a free unrestricted agent for the first time in his career and the Knicks will have to be rebuilt when the signing period opens up on July 1.
There is an adequate room in New York to be a salary capital to sign up two free agents with contracts, but this summer can be a few free-guarantee free agency breaks in the star of the low-key Raptors , which will also be put by a few other teams on their first visit to the Madison Square Garden season.
"Just playing my season now," Leonard said. "Just talk to people, see what I want to do."
Leonard spent some time in the New York area last year away from the Spurs while rehabilitating.
He sent the home crowd to give credit to their teams who dropped to the worst series 10.
"They are still coming out and they support the team even losing record," Leonard said. "Whatever you want, guess, from an organization if you're playing for them."
Scariolo will play a significant role in the transitional period of Gasol with a bit of remaining practice dates and 25 games left in the regular season before the playoffs start.
The Italian auxiliary coach, presented by the Spanish national team through Eurobasket gold medals and a silver medal at the London Olympics 2012 and a bronze medal in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, due to some of the features valued by Toronto on the Court.
"It's likely to give this team something they never had, a team of players ever before," said Scariolo.
"In essence, it's a great entry, the other one who sees the next is the second part before most of the opponents, most of the peers as well, most of the coaches . "
Raptors: Brooklyn Nets Hosting Monday.
Knicks: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
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