The Memphis Grizzlies’ loss to the Miami Warmth Friday night wasn’t only a blow to them being one step nearer to securing a playoff spot within the West; the Grizzlies could have lost center Marc Gasol for a couple of video games because the common season begins to return to an in depth. Gasol left the game midway by means of the third quarter with a sprained left ankle, and did not return. The Grizzlies had been up two factors when he was subbed out.
After the sport, he was seen leaving the world in Miami wearing a strolling boot, doubtless a precautionary measure by the Grizzlies but certainly something fans will wish to keep watch over. Gasol finished with 14 factors and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes of motion.
Gasol leaving American Airways Area in a strolling boot
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) March 22, 2014
Gasol missed 23 video games earlier within the season with an MCL sprain and the Grizzlies went 10-13 when he was out. They maintain only a half game lead over the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and last playoff spot in the Western Convention, sliding back into eighth after the loss Friday evening and a win from the Dallas Mavericks. Losing Gasol is large because of his defensive presence, his facilitating capacity on offense, and the truth that the Grizzlies are 30-15 with him in the lineup this season.
The Grizzlies host the Indiana Pacers Saturday evening and Gasol is unlikely to make that recreation after the ankle sprain. He’ll be reevaluated Saturday to replace his status.