By almost every measure, the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas shone at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Despite Lithuania losing their starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis just before the start of the tournament, the team made it to the medal round before eventually losing to the USA and France. Valanciunas was a tournament best 69.6 percent shooting from the field, almost 6 full...
After Team USA’s win over Lithuania in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, coach Mike Krzyzewski broke up a scuffle between the two teams.
The fight likely sparked from Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas elbowing DeMarcus Cousins.
DeMarcus Cousinsas has had a quiet summer up until now. The Kings star big man looks to be in midseason form already after nearly swinging on Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas during the FIBA World Cup semifinals in Spain.
Cousins caught an elbow to the throat while getting boxed out during a free-throw attempt. Boogie was not pleased and loaded up to throw a punch at Valanciunas...
DeMarcus Cousins punked Jonas Valanciunas in Thursday's FIBA game after getting elbowed in the face.
Team USA and Lithuania played an ugly first half in their FIBA World Cup semifinal on Thursday. As always, the game was littered with inexplicable foul calls, this time sending Kenneth Faried, Steph Curry and Anthony Davis to the bench early. Late in the half, Rudy Gay was at the free throw line, while DeMarcus Cousins lined up against Jonas Valanciunas on the low block to fight...
DeMarcus Cousins earned himself a technical foul after taking an elbow from Jonas Valanciunas during the semi-final FIBA World Cup game between the USA and Lithuania. Rudy Gay, a teammate of Valanciunas with the Raptors, had to calm Valanciunas down.
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Check out Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas' comments after Lithuania's big win over New Zealand.
Another NBA player that did really well in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday was the starting center of the Toronto Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas. He helped Lithuania beat New Zealand in a close game, 76-71, as they advanced to the quarterfinals. Jonas went for 22 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks as he showed quite the repertoire. Check out the video here:
Valanciunas showed some...
The Toronto Raptors young center Jonas Valanciunas was a man-on-a-mission on Sunday as he carried Lithuania past the New Zealand Tall Blacks 76-71 with a breakout international performance. Valanciunas led Lithuania in scoring with 22 points on 8-11 shooting from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.
Lithuania lost their first game at the 2014 FIBA World Cup to Australia 82-75 as their star center, Raptors Jonas Valanciunas, was a no show in the first half and barely impacted the game after that. It was the Spurs free agent big man Aron Baynes that dominated early on and finished with 14 points.