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Larry Brown Sports:
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 decided they were going to spring their teammates free on offense by setting double-screens. As you can see, that entailed locking arms and setting picks that were borderline impossible to break through.
Were they just screwing around? Given Johnson’s history of wearing sneakers like this and having eccentric haircuts, that’s probably a safe bet. But if I’m ever coaching a youth basketball team, this is one of the first things I’m going to teach about moving without the ball on offense.
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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…
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)
wizards 109 raptors 92
3/31/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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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.
Sunday, March 31st, 2013
6:00 PM ET
TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus HD
Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier
Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM
Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor
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