Watch Marc Gasol nail game-winning three, do dance you will (not) want to copy
Let’s talk about the dance/walk first, we’ll get to the game-winning shot later:
What was that, Marc Gasol? There was no consensus in the NBA Twitterverse, although the leading candidate was it was the Conor Mcgregor octagon walk. My first thought was it was a bad Bernie Lean.
Whatever it was, we know the one thing it was for sure: Full of swagger.
Marc Gasol earned that dance and that swag. He can call it whatever he wants.
It was a great play design, Mike Conley had the hot hand all night for Memphis, they ran him off a high screen to get the switch of J.J. Redick on to him, then he just drove left, got even (or ahead slightly) of Redick, and forced DeAndre Jordan to make a choice between protecting the rim and giving Gasol a clean look at a corner three. Jordan chose the rim and Gasol made him pay.
Memphis ends up with the 111-107 road win.
This was a fantastic victory for David Fizdale’s Grizzlies and his vision — he wants to up the pace, space the floor, and they did it and did it well against the best defense in the NBA this young season. It was a fantastic effort by the Grizzlies and the kind of win that can help them take a step forward.