Found April 04, 2013 on
New York Knicks
If you’ve been keeping up with me since I took over the basketball reigns here for Razzball Nation, you know I’ve had two guys I’ve been all about. Tobias Harris and Jonas Valanciunas. Yes the luminescent Latvian (LL). OK, so I’m not one to talk, I’m paler than an Icelander living in Seattle. But it sounded cool when I made it up.
At the ripe young age of 20, Valanciunas is owning the post, and is doing a Tyler Hansbrough impression of what Psycho-T did in college, just throwing up shizz and getting to the line. LL (see, this is much better than typing his name correctly every time) has been scoring double-digits a night, but hit his career-high yesterday with 24 in 41 minutes. The crazy thing is, he took only 7 shots! Went 16-18 at the free throw line for a splendid line of 24-10-1-1-2. I know pounding Nene and the rest of the Wiz bigs down low isn’t exactly a huge accomplishment, but I’m gonna be all over him for next year. And if for some reason he’s available in your leag
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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.
It seems like half court shots during NBA intermissions have been in the news a lot lately, but none of them compare to this one. Why? Because this happened in an actual game.
Two youth boys teams squared off at a recent Toronto Raptors home game for one of those cute little half-time scrimmages. With the clock winding down, one kid nailed a half-court desperation heave, and was...
Wow is the season over yet for the Toronto Raptors? Granted I kind of checked out after the Rudy Gay honeymoon period ended. What a mess. At least there is the classic April potential to talk about all summer.
Yep, it’s that time of year where we have to endure games like an 88-78 win over the Washington Wizards at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. Only seven games to go in this...
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.
4/3/2013 - Air Canada Center, Toronto, ON
ESPN Boxscore - NBA.com Game Highlights
Call it fatigue in the second game of a back-to-back. Or late-season apathy. Or just your opponent getting the best of you.
Whatever you do, don’t call it winning basketball.
Despite throttling Toronto at home this past Sunday, the Wizards put...
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Wizards Projected Starting Lineup
Not trying to sound cocky, but I think we got this.
According to a report via Kevin Nielsen of Sportsnet, the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are battling it out to see who will receive the honor of hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
The Toronto Raptors are one of six NBA franchises to never host an All-Star Game, but they may soon be crossed off that list.
With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with the most recent games carrying the most importance...