Valanciunas mustered 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six rebounds, two steals and an assist across 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.
Valanciunas produced three double-doubles and scored in double figures in all five games against Utah, but he had quite a few problems when dealing with Rudy Gobert and couldn't provide much resistance Wednesday night. Valanciunas still delivered decent numbers overall, averaging 15.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists across 33.2 minutes in the series.
Valanciunas posted 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 13 rebounds and five assists actoss 35 minutes in Saturday's 121-111 loss to the Jazz.
Valanciunas was embroiled in a tough battle with Rudy Gobert throughout the game. Although his shot volume wasn't significant, he kept pace with Gobert and didn't commit any mistakes. If he can remain steady against one of the best defenders in the league, the Grizzlies may have a chance to get back into this series Monday night.
Valanciunas accumulated 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 112-109 win over the Jazz.
The 29-year-old has now posted six straight double-doubles dating back to May 6, a span in which he's averaging 20.8 points, 14.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. Valanciunas averaged a career-high 12.5 rebounds through 62 regular-season games, so it's safe to say he's carried over that momentum into the NBA playoffs. The ninth-year center will look to keep up his impressive play in Wednesday's Game 2.
Valanciunas had nine points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds and three assists across 26 minutes in Friday's overtime win over the Warriors.
Valanciunas ended a streak of five straight double-doubles, though he didn't see the court much, to begin with -- the 26 minutes represented his lowest tally since May 5, when he only logged 20 minutes against the Timberwolves. Expect him to be one of the Grizzlies' main factors in the upcoming series against the Jazz, as he'll have to deal with Rudy Gobert, another elite big man, on both ends of the court.
Valanciunas posted 23 points (10-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 23 rebounds, three blocks and an assist across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 100-96 win over the Spurs in the Western Conference play-in tournament.
Valanciunas ended the regular season with five straight double-doubles, but he saved of his biggest games of the campaign for the play-in tournament. The 23 boards were a season high, and he also reached the 20-point mark for the fourth straight contest. Expect Valanciunas to continue playing a key role when the Grizzlies take on the loser of the matchup between the Lakers and Warriors to determine whether they'll reach the playoffs.
Valanciunas had 29 points (12-15 FG, 5-6 FT), 16 rebounds, an assist and a steal across 36 minutes in Sunday's 113-101 loss to the Warriors.
Valanciunas was an authentic double-double machine during the entire season, and the regular-season finale couldn't have been any different for the big man. He ends the season with five straight double-doubles and should be one of the key pieces for the Grizzlies in their race to earn a postseason berth in the upcoming play-in tournament that starts Tuesday.
Valanciunas (back) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Warriors.
The 29-year-old was one of eight players unavailable Friday against the Kings, but he'll join most of his teammates back on the court Sunday. Valanciunas has averaged 18.0 points, 13.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 2.0 assists over his past five games.
Valanciunas (back) will not play Friday against the Kings.
Friday is essentially shaping up as a league-wide rest day, and the Grizzlies will lead the way with a whopping eight players listed as inactive. While Valanciunas did deal with a legitimate back issue recently, his "injury" Friday is almost certainly fabricated. He went for 24 points and 13 boards in 33 minutes Thursday night against the Kings.
Valanciunas registered 24 points (8-10 FG, 8-8 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 33 minutes in Thursday's 116-110 victory over the Kings.
The center was questionable for the contest after missing the team's previous game due to a back issue, but he started and dominated both offensively and on the boards. Valanciunas finished with his fourth straight double-double and eighth in his past nine games. The big man is tied for third in the league in the category this season with 48 double-doubles overall.
Valanciunas (back) will play Thursday against the Kings.
Valanciunas had previously been listed as questionable, but he will be available and will be in the starting lineup as usual. He was forced to miss just one game due to a sore back.
Valanciunas (back) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Kings, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Valanciunas missed Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, but there's a chance he'll be back for the Grizzlies' third-to-last game of the regular season. In six appearances this month, he's averaged 14.7 points, 14.2 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 assists in 30.0 minutes.
Valanciunas (back) is out Tuesday against the Mavericks, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
With both Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson (knee) out, the Grizzlies will be quite thin in the frontcourt. The result could be more minutes for Xavier Tillman and Brandon Clarke.
Valanciunas is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against Dallas due to a sore back.
The big man played 27 minutes in Monday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 20 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and a season-high five blocks for one of his best stat lines of the entire season. However, he emerged from the contest with a sore back, and the Grizzlies are bracing for him to miss at least one game. With Jaren Jackson Jr. (rest) already ruled out, Xavier Tillman will likely get the nod at center Tuesday.
Valanciunas totaled 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, five blocks and two assists in a 115-110 victory over the Pelicans on Monday.
Valanciunas recorded his sixth double-double in his last seven games and recorded a new season-high block total. The center's 47 double-doubles this season are good for third-most in the NBA, trailing just Nikola Jokic and Russell Westbrook. Valanciunas has averaged an impressive 14.6 points, 14.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks across his last seven games.
Valanciunas registered 18 points (9-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 21 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes during Saturday's 109-99 win over the Raptors.
The 29-year-old has now hauled in 37 total rebounds over his last two games -- a span in which he's averaging 18.5 points, 18.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks. Valanciunas is averaging a career-high 12.4 rebounds to go along with 16.7 points and 0.9 blocks through 59 games this season. The ninth-year center will look to keep up his torrid rebounding pace Monday at home against the Pelicans.
Valanciunas had 19 points (9-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 32 minutes in Thursday's loss at Detroit.
Valanciunas has scored in double digits while grabbing at least 15 rebounds in four of his last five appearances, and the Lithuanian big man has settled in as one of the most productive big men in the league and as a nightly double-double threat due to his contributions on both ends of the court. He already has 45 double-doubles across 58 appearances this season.
Valanciunas tallied nine points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 139-135 win over the Timberwolves.
The 28-year-old ended up fouling out of the contest, resulting in his three-game double-double streak coming to an end. Prior to Wednesday's game, Valanciunas averaged 12.0 points, 15.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over the past three contests while shooting 53.8 percent from the field.
Valanciunas scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-3 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 35 minutes n Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Valanciunas put up a near identical stat line to his effort Saturday, and he has now recorded three consecutive double-doubles. Perhaps even more impressive has been his work defensively, as Valanciunas has swatted three shots in consecutive games.
Valanciunas had 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 FT), 16 rebounds, three blocks, three assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Magic.
Valanciunas has been a double-double machine this season and has accomplished that feat three times over his last five appearances, and it's worth noting the three blocks are his highest mark since Mar 10, when he swatted four shots. The Lithuanian big man is averaging 19.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game across his last 10 games.
Valanciunas scored 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block across 27 minutes in Friday's win over the Magic.
Valanciunas, who drained a three-pointer for the third time over his last four games, was efficient on both ends of the court and recorded yet another double-double -- his second in four games since missing three straight games in mid-April. He averaged 19.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game during April.
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