Raps hopeful Gasol plays vs. Knicks

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Marc Gasol made his Toronto Raptors debut on Saturday night after spending his entire career with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Raptors star stonewalled questions about free agency following Saturday's 104-99 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, refusing to discuss anything but the win.

Rookie Kevin Knox had 20 points and DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 18 rebounds for a Knicks team that has not won a game since beating the Los Angeles Lakers on January 4.

Mario Hezonja's 3-pointer with 11 seconds to go pulled the Knicks within 102-99.

The Spaniard played his entire National Basketball Association career to date with the Grizzlies and is the franchise's all-time leader in points, blocks, and minutes played.

In other roster news, Kawhi Leonard is expected to play vs. the Knicks.

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And when pressed, Leonard added: "I want to focus on this season".

When pressed, Leonard backed away.

"Once Masai (Ujiri) called and I talked to some of the guys in (the locker room), everybody said the same thing about making a run to the title".

He credited the home crowd for supporting a team that dropped to a league-worst 10-45. "That's what you want, I guess, from an organization if you're playing for them". He was asked after the game about what surprised him and said the fan support they had in an opponent's building.

"Just playing the season right now".

Following their matchup with the Knicks, Toronto will be back in action Monday at home against the Brooklyn Nets.

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