Valanciunas contributed 22 points (8-16 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 17 rebounds and six assists in 34 minutes during Saturday's 126-122 loss to the Trail Blazers. Valanciunas produced a superb stat line, amassing his highest scoring and rebounding totals since the restart. His steadiness this season was a major factor in the team exceeding expectations, and Valanciunas will likely continue to be counted on to gobble up the vast majority of rebounds and dominate the paint for the Grizzlies come next season.
Valanciunas amassed 26 points (11-17 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 19 rebounds, 12 assists and a block in 33 minutes during Thursday's 119-106 victory over the Bucks. Valanciunas was incredible in this game against the short-staffed Bucks, recording the first triple-double of his career. Ja Morant joined him with a triple-double of his own, marking the first time in franchise history that two players have achieved the feat in a single game. The Grizzlies will now face the Trail Blazers in the play-in tournament.
Valanciunas posted 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds and two steals across 25 minutes in Tuesday's 122-107 loss to the Celtics. Valanciunas had a good deal of success opposite Boston's cavalcade of big men, but ultimately the Grizzlies couldn't put the pieces together to cement a much-needed win. It's hard to blame Valanciunas, as he's performed quite aptly in the bubble, averaging 13.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, and at least a blocked shot per game.
Valanciunas was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 0-2 FT) in Sunday's loss to Toronto. It was a disappointing effort from the big man, who took only two shots in his 27 minutes of action. He did grab 10 boards to go with an assist, a steal and a block, however.
Valanciunas posted 19 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes during Friday's 121-92 win over the Thunder. Valanciunas continued his great play as the Grizzlies finally got their first win of the bubble Friday. He's posted a double-double in each of the past four games and has scored 40 total points over the past two.
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