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Over the weekend, the Toronto Raptors did something against the Washington Wizards that I've never seen before.After winning the opening tip, forward Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas teamed up to screen Wizards guard Gary Temple.Watch as the duo set a screen that probably the Hulk couldn't get through:(Courtesy of Next Impulse Sports)
BEST OF MAXIM
If Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas had a plan going into the Toronto Raptors’ game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday night, they executed it to perfection. Toronto may have gone on to lose the game, but Johnson and Valanciunas were down in the trenches doing the dirty work just seconds after the opening tip.
The two big men apparently got together before the game and...
Toronto Raptor big men Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas have raised the bar when it comes to setting screens in the NBA.
During the beginning seconds of the game, the two bigs locked arms and hugged it out to set an impenetrable screen against Washington Wizards guard Garret Temple. Temple tried to split the screen, but Johnson and Valanciunas held strong like they were in a...
When is the last time you saw a double screen like that pulled off by the Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson & Jonas Valanci…
wizards 109 raptors 92
3/31/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Wizards vs Raptors Photos
NBA.com Game Highlights
This was John Wall's game from beginning to end. The Wizards young superstar continued his assault on the league in what Randy Wittman assesed as a better performance than his 30+ and 40+ games earlier this month.
Dwane Casey chatted with me about the bump in confidence for Jonas Valanciunas and how tough it is to scheme for a point guard like John Wall.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
7:00 PM ET
TV: Comcast SportsNet HD
Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier
Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM
Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor
Wizards Projected Starting Lineup
As bad as it's been for the Toronto Raptors lately, they're still faring better than the Detroit Pistons.
The Raptors will try to record their second victory over the Pistons in four days Monday night and spoil Jose Calderon's return to Toronto.
The Raptors (27-46) have dropped six of seven but won 99-82 in Detroit on Friday. Rudy Gay scored 19 of his 21 points in the...
Jonas Valanciunas scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 88-78 on Wednesday night.
Valanciunas went 16 of 18 from the free throw line and DeMar DeRozan had 25 points for Toronto (28-47), which snapped a two-game slide after being eliminated from the playoff chase with Monday's 108-98 home loss to Detroit.