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May 12, 2012 | By Matt Stevens
Marc Gasol has awakened, and that's bad news for the Clippers. The All-Star center poured in 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds Friday, spinning, slicing and generally frustrating Clippers big men all night during the Grizzles' 90-88 Game 6 victory at Staples Center. It was Gasol's second consecutive 23-point game after an abysmal start to the playoffs that rivaled the current slump of his brother, Lakers power forward Pau Gasol. In his first four games, Gasol averaged just more than 10 points, and the Grizzles lost three of four.
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April 13, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (25-54) will finish their regular-season home schedule as they host the Memphis Grizzlies (47-32) on Sunday night at Staples Center. Fifteen of 16 teams have locked in playoff positions. The Grizzlies are in eighth place in the Western Conference, hoping to hold on to the final postseason berth. The Phoenix Suns (47-33) are just half a game behind the Grizzlies. Memphis owns the head-to-head tiebreaker, but the Grizzlies visit the Suns on Monday night. Should the Lakers and Suns both beat the Grizzlies, Phoenix would overtake Memphis in the standings.
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May 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - He was the younger brother, a throw-in from the Pau Gasol trade, his name often appearing at the end of sentences describing what the Memphis Grizzlies received in exchange for their best player. The Grizzlies got a pair of Lakers in Kwame Brown and Javaris Crittenton . . . and two first-round draft picks . . . and, oh, by the way, Marc Gasol. Now Marc Gasol's bearded face is one of the first things you see at FedEx Forum, the image gracing banners, T-shirts and posters around the Grizzlies' home court.
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February 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
After a lackluster first half, the Lakers rallied against the Memphis Grizzlies but it wasn't enough to steal a victory on the road. Playing their second game on back-to-back nights, the Lakers fell behind by as many as 22 points before rallying to within three, 106-103, with 14.9 seconds left on a long Jordan Farmar three-point shot. In the final moments, Courtney Lee hit a pair of free throws and Wesley Johnson missed a wild three-point attempt as the Lakers fell, 108-103. Jodie Meeks was the game's leading scorer with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting.  Six Lakers hit double figures, including Johnson (18)
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August 20, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
For a donation benefiting the Gasol Foundation, Pau and Marc Gasol are offering the chance to win a prize package that includes a game of two-on-two in Los Angeles. Through the website Prizeo.com , donations start as low as $3 for a single entry.  Larger donations will be rewarded with signed photos or shoes, signed by the Gasol brothers -- along with multiple contest entries. The grand prize winner (and a friend) will be flown to Los Angeles, provided accommodations and on Sept.
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February 2, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Never, Memphis center Marc Gasol maintained, has he thought he could have been on the Lakers' championship team. Gasol said the trade that sent him along with three other Lakers and two first-round draft picks to Memphis for his brother Pau was the driving force behind the Lakers' winning the title. "They probably wouldn't have won a championship without Pau," Marc said. "So the trade had to happen. The Lakers gave me a chance to play. I didn't know if I wanted to come to the NBA or not. It took me a year to decide that, and I ended up here in Memphis, a city that I love."
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April 24, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol won his first NBA defensive player of the year award after anchoring the league's stingiest defense. Gasol received 212 points and 30 first-place votes to beat the Miami Heat's LeBron James, who had 149 points and 18 first-place votes, the NBA announced Wednesday. The 7-foot-1 Spaniard averaged 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals for a Memphis defense that gave up a league-best 88.7 points per game. The five-year veteran ranked 12th in the league in blocks.
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January 23, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Broderick Turner covers the Lakers for The Times. Readers' questions about the Lakers will be answered every week. Question: Just wondering: would the Lakers be better off today if they had sent Andrew Bynum instead of Marc Gasol to the Grizzlies for Pau Gasol? It would have been cool to have the two Gasols make the All-Star team! (Is Marc is the second-best center other than Amare Stoudemire in the West, better than Kaman?) Art Enyedy Seattle Answer: I have to admit that Marc Gasol is having a fantastic year.
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January 28, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Big Brother was watching . . . over little brother. Not in the Orwellian sense, as depicted in George Orwell's "1984" novel, but just in the way brothers do, with the eldest using an almost paternal approach. This was in December, when Memphis center Marc Gasol spent a week with his older brother Pau Gasol in Los Angeles while Marc mused about his future with the Grizzlies. The two 7-foot Spaniards dined out, worked out, and Pau, 31, the Lakers' forward-center, handed down advice, such as patience.
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November 3, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Marc Gasol understood what Lakers Coach Phil Jackson was doing. Gasol knew the jab Jackson threw at his older brother, Lakers center Pau Gasol, was done to make him "motivated" when the two faced off against each other Tuesday night at Staples Center. Jackson lauded Marc, saying the Memphis Grizzlies center is "tougher, more powerful, more physical" than Pau and that the Lakers perhaps "traded the wrong guy. " Marc had not heard about Jackson's comments until they were shared with him. "He likes to make Pau a little angry," Marc said.
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February 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The wild, wild Western Conference is so nutty that the standings can't even be believed. The Clippers hold the No. 4 playoff seeding, five games behind conference-leading Oklahoma City. On track to receive the No. 5 seeding is Portland, which has a better record than the Clippers and is only four games behind the Thunder. Houston has the No. 3 seeding despite having the same record as the Trail Blazers. Say what? Say it's getting crowded in here. The Rockets have the edge on the Blazers because they've won two of three games against them.
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February 20, 2014 | By Barry Stavro
When: 5 PST. Where: FedEx Forum. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 37-19; Grizzlies 30-23. Record vs. Grizzlies: 1-1. Update: Memphis has a 13-4 record since center Marc Gasol returned to the lineup Jan. 14, after he missed seven weeks because of a knee injury. The Grizzlies and the Clippers have split two games this season, with the road team winning each game.
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December 18, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
While the Lakers worked their way through four road games in five nights, Coach Mike D'Antoni said he wanted them to become a top-10 team defensively. Surprisingly, he wasn't laughing when he said it. Maybe the lack of humor was the funny part. The Lakers own the NBA's second-worst defense, giving up a way-too-friendly 103.4 points per game. If not for young and easily bendable Philadelphia (111.2), the Lakers would be last. Points in the paint has been a continual issue, whether it's getting manhandled by post players or blitzed by penetrating point guards.
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December 17, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - If this were college football, it would've been the Injury Bowl. The Memphis Grizzlies played without Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, a big problem it turned out, while the Lakers continued to play NBA games without any healthy point guards. When it was over, the Lakers would have been the ones joyfully hoisting a brass trophy of a guy on crutches. Or parading around with a priceless crystal sculpture of a swollen ankle. BOX SCORE: Lakers 96, Memphis 92 They outlasted the Grizzlies, 96-92, Tuesday night, adding just enough feel-good indicators to finish their trip with a 2-2 record.
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December 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 96 - Memphis Grizzlies 92 (end of regulation) Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol both scored 21 points as the Lakers held on to beat the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday night, 96-92. In their fourth road game in five nights, the Lakers gave up multiple leads to the Grizzlies until Bryant hit a long three-pointer with 2:39 on the clock, to give his team a six-point lead. BOX SCORE: Lakers 96, Memphis 92 The Grizzlies never truly threatened in the final minutes.
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December 5, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Here they go again, the Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies  going after each other once more in a meaningful regular-season game -- even if it is just one of 82. The Thursday night game is significant because of the Clippers and Grizzlies' history and because of the contempt they have developed for each other. For the Clippers, they return to FedEx Forum for the first time since the Grizzlies eliminated them from the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in May. The Clippers won the first two games in that series but lost the next four.
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February 20, 2014 | By Barry Stavro
When: 5 PST. Where: FedEx Forum. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 37-19; Grizzlies 30-23. Record vs. Grizzlies: 1-1. Update: Memphis has a 13-4 record since center Marc Gasol returned to the lineup Jan. 14, after he missed seven weeks because of a knee injury. The Grizzlies and the Clippers have split two games this season, with the road team winning each game.
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November 30, 2013
Sweet nothings New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace , on what lured him to make Madison Square Garden home: "I honestly didn't even know who the coach was when I was coming to New York. I just wanted to win a championship; I didn't even know who was coaching. I didn't care. It could have been Aunt Jemima. They could have had the syrup coaching. I was coming here regardless. " Moving quickly Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol , on his recovery from a sprained knee ligament: "They try to give me a week [count before returning]
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