Found October 23, 2012 on Hip Hoop Junkies:
posted by Romy AquinoMore preseason basketball on Monday night as the Toronto Raptors pulled out their 104-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at their last home game of the preseason.The "I Know It's Only Preseason" Notes:THE ROOK, M.I.A. - The rookie Terrence Ross sat this one out with flu-like symptoms.  He wasn't even on the bench, Coach Casey couldn't afford to have Terrence spread his sickness to this whole team.THE JONAS WATCH  - 10 pts, (1-3, 8-10 FT) 8 reb, 4 blks - How about that free throw percentage?  To get 80% free throw shooting from the seven-footer is always a good sign.  To add to that, we got some Pound the Rock action from Valanciunas with his four blocks including one against the Bucks' Samuel Dalembert.  It wasn't a perfect possession as Dalembert got the basket in the end, but it was another good look at what kind of defensive presence Valanciunas can bring nightly.BENCH PRODUCTION- Great production from the Raptors second unit tonigh...

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