Toronto Raptors centre Marc Gasol (33) celebrates his three point basket against the Orlando Magic during second half NBA basketball playoff action in Toronto, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol will not play against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night (30/01), due to injury.

Gasol is dealing with a hamstring injury (left hamstring tightness) and will be sidelined for the first time since January 12.

The Spanish big man started each of Toronto’s past eight contests since returning from an absence that lasted more than three weeks.

The Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference, at 33-14.