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Raptors set franchise record 10 game win streak; get past Knicks 103-93

Ten was definitely the number of the night, winning a franchise record setting ten straight games, in a game where they won by a margin of ten points (103-93) and Jonas Valanciunas earned his tenth double-double of the season, on a night where DeMar DeRozan, uniform #10, was named as an NBA All-Star for the second time in his career. Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, and former...
Via Hoops Heads North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors streaking: 9 straight wins, escape Lowry injury scare

The Raptors earned a 106-89 home win over the Wizards on Tuesday night, and have now tied their franchise record of nine straight wins. The win marks their fifth straight home win on their current 7 game homestand. NBA All-Star Kyle Lowry led the way, scoring 29 points (including five made three-point field goals) while grabbing four rebounds, dishing out four assists, and collecting...
Via Hoops Heads North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors down Clippers for eighth straight win, 112-94

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 20 as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Sunday for their season-high eighth straight win. DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross both added 18 points each for the Raptors. Ross shot 5 for 7 on 3-pointers and totaled at least 10 points off the bench for the fourth straight game. Chris Paul had...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan scores 34 to send Raptors past Celtics, 115-109

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas had his eighth double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Luis Scola chipped in with 18 points and Kyle Lowry added 14 for the Raptors. Boston guard Isaiah Thomas had his fifth double-double of...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas on return: 'I got to adjust to the game speed'

Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas played fourteen games before getting sidelined by injury during a November victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.Valanciunas, 23, is playing in his fourth NBA season. He averages a career-high 12.5 points per game as well as a career-high 8.9 rebounds per game over 26.9 minutes. During his first game back after missing 17 games with an injury, he played...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Valanciunas returning to Raptors

CHICAGO (AP) Jonas Valanciunas is expected to return to the Toronto Raptors on Monday night after missing 17 games with a broken left hand. Valanciunas was injured Nov. 20 against the Los Angeles Lakers. In 14 games, Valanciunas averaged 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds. He leads Toronto with five double-doubles. Coach Dwane Casey didn't say whether Valanciunas would return to the...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry's new body is engine that powers the Raptors

Given everything stacked against the Toronto Raptors in the early going of this season, a rough start could have been justified, even expected. But instead of falling victim to Jonas Valanciunas’ broken hand, DeMarre Carroll’s gimpy foot, a road-dominated November and a tenth of its first 20 games coming against the Warriors, Toronto avoided a stumble off the blocks. In fact...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant signs Jonas Valanciunas’ cast ‘Sorry for the break’

Last month, the when the Raptors and Lakers met in Los Angeles, Jonas Valanciunas suffered a fractured left hand. Still unable to play, the Raptors center was forced to miss to miss the rematch between the two teams on Monday in Toronto. However, he was in good spirits after the game thanks to Kobe Bryant. During their last meeting, Valanciunas had a shot attempt blocked by Bryant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jonas Valanciunas to miss six weeks with fractured hand

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas suffered a fractured left hand against the Lakers on Friday, and now he might not see the floor again until the 2016 calendar year. According to a report by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, Valanciunas is expected to miss about six weeks with the injury. The 23-year-old Lithuanian center has elected to not undergo surgery on the hand, his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook commits egregious flop

With NBA action back in full swing, fans have been enjoying a full dose of transition buckets, high-flying dunks and step-back jumpers. But they’ve also had to witness a few things that make the game less enjoyable: like flops, for instance. Russell Westbrook committed a flop for the ages in Wednesday night’s game against the Raptors. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas hauled...
Via The Sports Daily
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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