Marc Gasol received an inbounds pass near the foul line as time expired on the Grizzlies' final scrimmage, and he surveyed the scene.

The 7-foot, versatile center could have passed to a cutting Jerryd Bayless. But Gasol looked him off.

Gasol could have set up Rudy Gay or Mike Conley, but he decided to practice what he's been preaching since his recent return from Spain. Gasol began a dribble drive and powered his way across the lane.

The play culminated in a running hook shot that splashed through the nets as the buzzer sounded. It was a game-winning basket and Gasol taking charge.

"No question," Griz coach Lionel Hollins said. "He realized the time and the score and he attacked and scored."

Expect more from where that came.

Gasol has promised himself and teammates that he's going to do less facilitating this season. Gasol's goal isn't to be selfish, but to better identify times when he can impose his will.

"I can get better mentally — knowing when to be aggressive and when the team needs me the most," Gasol said. "I'll keep making plays for my teammates but, at the same time, I have to dominate at some point and take over."