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Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Another double-double
Valanciunas recorded 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal in Tuesday's 112-97 loss to Phoenix.
Valanciunas collected his fourth double-double in his last five games and 54th of the season. The veteran big man is up to 15.4 points and 15.6 rebounds per contest through the first five games of the series.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Another monster line in Game 4 win
Valanciunas produced 26 points (9-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-11 FT), 15 rebounds and four assists over 33 minutes during Sunday's 118-103 victory over Phoenix.
The Pelicans were able to even the series at two games apiece, and Valanciunas was a major reason why. After a poor Game 3 (six points, 11 rebounds, four turnovers), the big man bounced back with one of his best stat lines of the entire season. He's now racked up double-digit rebounds in all four games, beginning with his monstrous 18-point, 25-rebound outing in Game 1.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Records double-double in win
Valanciunas finished with 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal over 26 minutes during Tuesday's 125-114 victory over the Suns.
Although he experienced significant regression in the scoring column, he did enough to prop up the frontcourt for the Pelicans. The standout center now has three double-doubles in his last four games, and he demonstrated his prolific upside with his 18/25 line in Game 1. His scoring dip should be no cause for concern, as Valanciunas is far and away the best frontcourt option for the squad.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Massive double-double in Game 1
Valanciunas notched 18 points (7-21 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 25 rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes during Sunday's 110-99 loss to Phoenix.
While the Pelicans' fourth-quarter comeback fell short thanks to a big-time effort from Chris Paul (17 fourth-quarter points), Valanciunas rewarded those who rostered him in DFS contests Sunday night. The big man struggled from the field and didn't offer anything on defense, but he pulled down a playoff-career-high 25 rebounds, including 13 offensive boards (also a career best). Managers shouldn't expect that level of glass-cleaning on a nightly basis, but Valanciunas did finish the regular season with 51 double-doubles in 74 games.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Records double-double Wednesday
Valanciunas closed with 22 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal over 36 minutes during Wednesday's 113-103 victory over the Spurs.
The Spurs had a difficult time containing Valanciunas down low in the play-in contest, as the big man logged a game-high 14 boards and went 9-for-14 from the field en route to 22 points. He added a pair of blocks and a steal on defense. Valanciunas averaged 22.8 points and 13.3 rebounds in four games against the Clippers during the regular season, and he'll look to continue that success when the teams meet Friday with a playoff spot on the line.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Will be available Wednesday
Valanciunas (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's play-in matchup against the Spurs.
Valanciunas was sidelined for the regular-season finale, but his absence was considered precautionary. Before suffering the initial injury against the Clippers on April 3, the big man had scored in double figures in 14 straight games and averaged 19.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.1 minutes during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Will be held out Sunday
Valanciunas (ankle) will not play Sunday against Golden State.
The big man will get the night off as the Pelicans prepare for a do-or-die play-in contest against the Spurs on Wednesday. Valanciunas' ankle issue limited him to just six minutes of action in Saturday night's blowout loss to Memphis.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Says he'll play Thursday
Valanciunas (ankle) said he'll play Thursday against the Trail Blazers, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
The center will return following a one-game absence with an ankle injury, which will push Willy Hernangomez back to the bench. Over his past 10 appearances, he's averaged 18.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Questionable vs. Blazers
Valanciunas (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jamie Hudson of KOIN 6 News Portland reports.
The center's absence Tuesday against the Kings marked his first since Jan. 29, and he's at risk of sitting out again. If that's the case, Willy Hernangomez figures to draw another start.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Out at Sacramento
Valanciunas (ankle) is out Tuesday against the Kings, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
The center will miss his first game since Jan. 29. In his place, Willy Hernangomez will start.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Added to injury report
Valanciunas is questionable for Tuesday's game against Sacramento due to right ankle soreness.
Valanciunas dealt with some foot soreness near the end of March, but it's unclear if this issue is somehow related. He'll likely need to prove his health in morning shootaround and pregame warmups to take the floor Tuesday evening.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Continues steady production
Valanciunas contributed 19 points (8-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals over 35 minutes during Wednesday's 117-107 victory over Portland.
Valanciunas was questionable entering Wednesday with foot soreness, but he was able to suit up and finished second on the team with 35 minutes. The big man not only extended his double-double streak to nine games, he also set a season high with four steals. Valanciunas came up big for New Orleans in March, averaging 18.5 points, 11.7 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.9 thefts and 0.7 blocks over 15 contests.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Ready to go Wednesday
Valanciunas (foot) is available for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Valanciunas was questionable with foot soreness and will once again play through the injury. The 29-year-old has averaged 20.6 points, 14.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 32.4 minutes across the past five games.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Questionable at Portland
Valanciunas (foot) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Valanciunas was also questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers but ended up seeing 37 minutes and posting 19 points, 12 boards, three assists, one steal and one block. That said, if he sits out this time, more run could be in store for Willy Hernangomez, Jaxson Hayes and Larry Nance (knee).... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Double-double streak at eight
Valanciunas chipped in 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 37 minutes during Sunday's 116-108 victory over the Lakers.
That's the eighth straight double-double for Valanciunas, who dominated his matchup against Dwight Howard on Sunday. JV is averaging 21.0 points, 13.3 boards, 3.5 assists, 0.9 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 threes over that stretch, and his hot streak has been a big factor in the Pelicans remaining alive for a spot in the play-in tournament.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Double-double in loss to Spurs
Valanciunas amassed 18 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists and one block in 29 minutes during Saturday's 107-103 loss to the Spurs.
In a battle of former Raptor centers, Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl both delivered solid numbers, but the rest of the Spurs gave their big man more help. Valanciunas extended his double-double streak to seven games with the performance, and he's averaging 21.3 points, 13.4 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.9 threes over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
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