Valanciunas was one of six Raptors to reach double digits in scoring in the win, but his 50 percent success rate from the free-throw line falls well short of his 81.7 percent mark for the season. He added seven rebounds and two blocks in the win, the Raptors' fifth straight. They'll look to keep rolling Sunday against the Knicks.
It was the third straight double-double for Valanciunas, who has averaged 15.3 points and 13.7 rebounds during his last three games. He had managed just four double-doubles on the second before his three-game outburst. The center will square off with the Knicks Sunday.
Valanciunas was on fire from the field, hitting 10-11 shots from the field. He also managed to sink seven free throws. He also managed to pull down 11 rebounds during the contest.
Valanciunas matched a season high in scoring while playing a season-high 34 minutes and also recording two blocks. The double-double was just his second of the season. He'll look to keep rolling Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
After logging 28.2 minutes per game last season, Valanciunas has registered only 22.8 minutes per contest through the first eight games of the season. Casey added that it has nothing to do with the 22-year-old's growth, and more to do with Toronto opting for a "quicker and smaller" lineup.
"No. Jonas is where he needs to be right now," Casey said. "He is not a guy who is going to come in and dominate. We are not a post-up oriented team."
Despite the lack of playing time, Valanciunas is still averaging 10.0 points. 7.3 boards and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field this season.
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