Browsing Jonas Valanciunas

NBA Rumors – Heat & Raptors Playoff Series, Valanciunas & Whiteside Injured, Dwyane Wade Pissing Canadians Off

Posted on 8 May, 2016, by in NBA

An interesting twist in the playoff series between the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat are the injuries to the centers of both teams, Jonas Valanciunas & Hassan Whiteside, although Dwyane Wade warming up and shooting while the Canadian anthem was playing seems to be stealing the spotlight from everyone. More

NBA Rumors – Toronto Raptors Leaning on Jonas Valanciunas & DeMarre Carroll

Posted on 6 May, 2016, by in NBA

The Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat is about overtimes, and the more the better. More

NBA Rumors – Toronto Raptors Thinking About Starting a Rebuild

Posted on 25 Jun, 2015, by in NBA

Reports are floating around that the Toronto Raptors feel like they’ve peaked with the current group of players and instead of wallowing in the mud of mediocrity and first round playoff exits, will try to get the most out of players like Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and maybe even Jonas Valanciunas through trades. More

Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James Doesn’t Let Dirty Fouls Stop Him

Posted on 5 Mar, 2015, by in NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a very important road win over the Toronto Raptors, as a great LeBron James performance included getting harshly fouled by Jonas Valanciunas, something that made him very angry and dangerous in the fourth quarter. More

Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry Is Currently Better Than Chris Paul

Posted on 28 Dec, 2014, by in NBA

Despite injuries and other problems, the Toronto Raptors look like a team that’s going places, led by Kyle Lowry in another terrific performance from the point guard, outplaying Chris Paul in a 110-98 win on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers. More

Toronto Raptors – Almost Let it Slip Away

Posted on 1 May, 2014, by in NBA

For the first time in their playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets the Toronto Raptors have the lead. They won game 5 115-113, taking the 3-2 edge in the showdown, mostly thanks to Kyle Lowry leading them all through the game and especially to stop the collapse in the fourth quarter and secure victory. More

Raptors Over Nets – A Change of Pace

Posted on 23 Apr, 2014, by in NBA

So much praise coming to the Brooklyn Nets after the opening game for their defense, but the Toronto Raptors showed that maybe it was a bit too soon for that, making it an even 1-1 in the series after a huge fourth quarter from the struggling DeMar DeRozan, leading his team in front of a frantic crowd to a 100-95 win. More

Indiana Pacers – Problems That Won’t Go Away

Posted on 5 Apr, 2014, by in NBA

One rough over a bad Eastern conference team made the Indiana Pacers feel like their slump is over. Then came another bad offensive display while the Toronto Raptors got in their way and once again exposed the problems that are holding back the would-be NBA champions, beating them 102-94. More

Toronto Raptors, The Kryptonite of the Brooklyn Nets

Posted on 28 Jan, 2014, by in NBA

Since everyone turned their calendars to 2014, the Brooklyn Nets have beaten teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat; they’ve beaten everyone they’ve faced since the turn of the new year, except for the Toronto Raptors, who got a huge clutch play from Patrick Patterson to beat the Nets for the second time this month. More

Raptors vs Thunder – Kevin Durant is a Sore Loser

Posted on 23 Dec, 2013, by in NBA

The Toronto Raptors became the first Eastern conference team to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, also ending their undefeated run at home. However, despite playing smarter and better basketball in the final moments, getting some big plays from Jonas Valanciunas, Kevin Durant made it seem like it was all about luck. More