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|July 15 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST0:51 UAE (+1)22:5116:51 ET3:51 PM CT19:51 - Drunken driving charges have been dropped against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas. Lawyer Alan Gold said in an email that authorities "agreed with us that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction."
Analysis: Valanciunas was arrested in April in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, before the Raptors started a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. Police had followed up on a report that a vehicle went through a drive-thru with open beer bottles visible. Police say officers located the vehicle at a home, where they arrested Valanciunas. Valanciunas did not miss any playoff games. He averaged 10.9 points and 9.7 rebounds in seven games against the Nets.
|Apr. 10 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Valanciunas had a career-high 26 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday in a win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: He's averaging 17.8 points and 10.1 rebounds in his last eight games.
|Apr. 8 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST22:43 UAE20:4314:43 ET1:43 PM CT17:43 - Valanciunas will play in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, two days after being charged with drunk driving. Valanciunas was not made available to reporters at Tuesday's practice, but Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri confirmed he will be in the lineup
Analysis: The 21-year-old Lithuanian was arrested Monday in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Police say they began investigating after a report that a vehicle went through a drive-thru with open beer bottles visible. On Monday, Valanciunas said in a release that he apologized to the organization, his teammates, family and fans, adding he regretted "any negativity this incident has brought upon them."
|Mar. 30 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET1:07 GMT9:07 6:07 PM MST8:07 PM EST5:07 UAE (+1)03:0721:07 ET8:07 PM CT0:07 - Valanciunas had 20 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors escaped with a 98-93 victory over the Magic on Sunday night.
Analysis: Valanciunas could be useful in fantasy action Monday in Miami. The Heat are known for soft interior play with former Raptors star Chris Bosh often a guilty culprit. The Lithuanian center could dominate.
|Mar. 19 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST2:59 UAE (+1)23:5918:59 ET4:59 PM CT21:59 - Valanciunas returned to Toronto's starting lineup Friday after sitting out Wednesday's win at New Orleans.
Analysis: Valanciunas had been sidelined with a sore back.
|Feb. 3 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CT2:50 - Valanciunas finished with 18 points and nine rebounds in a win over Utah on Monday night.
Analysis: The center has averaged 16.7 points and 10.2 rebounds in his last six games.
|Jan. 29 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST8:30 UAE05:3023:30 ET10:30 PM CT2:30 - Valanciunas continues to play well, finishing with 14 points and 15 rebounds in a 98-83 win over visiting Orlando on Wednesday.
Analysis: Valanciunas has averaged 17.0 points and 13.3 rebounds while shooting 58.8 percent from the field in his last three games.
|Jan. 13 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST8:33 UAE05:3323:33 ET10:33 PM CT2:33 - Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto beat Milwaukee 116-94 on Monday night to hand the Bucks their sixth straight loss.
Analysis: With the win, the Atlantic Division leaders won for the eighth time in nine games and moved ahead of idle Atlanta into third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
|Dec. 31 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE05:1823:18 ET10:18 PM CT2:18 - Valanciunas had 15 points and nine boards in Tuesday's 85-79 win at Chicago.
Analysis: Valanciunas is averaging 13.1 points and 10.6 rebounds in his last nine games and will match up Wednesday with Roy Hibbert, who outscored him 20-4 in the first meeting with the beasts of the East - the Indiana Pacers.
|Nov. 6 10:24 PM PT11:24 PM MT12:24 AM CT1:24 AM ET6:24 GMT14:24 11:24 PM MST1:24 AM EST10:24 UAE07:241:24 ET12:24 AM CT4:24 - The Raptors are expected big things from Valanciunas this season. He finally delivered with 18 points and nine rebounds in a 104-95 loss to Miami on Tuesday.
Analysis: He had totaled 19 points and 21 rebounds in his first three contests.