Final Line: 11-20 FG, 26 points, 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
When the Lakers traded Marc to Memphis in a deal for his older brother Pau, it was largely viewed as one of the biggest steals in league history.
But does it still seem that way? The impending free agent has blossomed into one of the NBA's best centers and it appears his best days are still in front of him. At just 26 years old, there's no doubt that his growth potential is still through the roof.
Although the Grizzlies wound up losing the thrilling contest, Gasol did almost everything he could for his team. After averaging just 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in the regular season, he's taken his game to an unforeseen level.
And the timing couldn't be more perfect. As his brother Pau draws criticism from media around the globe, Marc shines brightly in the spotlight and the debate over which team has the better Gasol has never been more tight.