Raptors Still Searching For Answers Against NBA’s Biggest Centres

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The Toronto Raptors used to have an answer for the NBA’s best bigs. Whenever Joel Embiid, Nikola Vucevic, or another superstar centre came to town Raptors coach Nick Nurse knew exactly what to do: stick Marc Gasol on him and let the 7-foot Spaniard do his thing. It was almost taken for granted. Even when Gasol’s offence began to sputter toward the end of his Toronto tenure Gasol remained one of the league’s best defensive bigs.