Posted April 09, 2013 on
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The Toronto Raptors say center Jonas Valanciunas was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after suffering a neck injury in a collision with teammate Rudy Gay in the closing seconds of Tuesday night's 101-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago's Nate Robinson hit the first free throw to make it a three-point game with 10.6 seconds left and missed the second. That led to a jump ball, and a scramble for the loose ball ensued.
From the floor, the Bulls' Carlos Boozer threw it to Robinson. The ball when through the guard's hands and started to go into the back court. Robinson saved to avoid the violation, then missed a heave at the buzzer, but as the scramble unfolded, Valanciunas' head hit Gay's shoulder.
Valanciunas fell backward and immediately grabbed the back of his neck. He was tended to for several minutes on the sideline and had his neck placed in a brace before being taken away on a gurney.
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Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas suffered a neck injury during Tuesday’s victory against the Chicago Bulls and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com.Valanciunas sustained the injury while reaching for a loose ball following a jump ball late in the game. He extended his arm for the ball – dropping his head – and banged directly...
Jonas Valanciunas was fitted with a protective collar and escorted from the court.
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With the Toronto Raptors season winding down, their young forward, Amir Johnson, decided to get a head start on his off-season gig as a photographer. No one knew he hidden talent, I guess we shall thank Carlos Boozer, of the Chicago Bulls for knocking the camera onto the court so Amir could focus on taking pictures instead of playing the game. Two for five! KCMAC38 The...
Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors may have a career path already in the works following his time in the NBA. During the Raptors and Bulls game on Tuesday night a cameraman accidentally dropped his camera on the court and Amir grabbed the piece of equipment and snapped a few photos.
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