Jonas Valanciunas and DeMar DeRozan both tallied career-highs in the rebounding department tonight with 23 and 13, respectively.— Taylor C. Snow (@taylorcsnow) January 11, 2017
During Toronto's comeback win, Valanciunas combined his effectiveness on the glass with 18 points and 2 blocks in 28 minutes of playing time. Boston coach Brad Stevens, among others, was impressed by the Lithuanian center's performance:
Stevens on Valanciunas: "He blocked shots, he challenged others, he dominated the glass, so, yeah."— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) January 11, 2017
Well how can you expect to win going up against Jonas Valaciunas' best game ever? https://t.co/748NsjQae0— CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) January 11, 2017
Raptors grabbed 38.4 percent of all available offensive rebounds tonight. Not going to win many games when that happens.— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) January 11, 2017
There can be no doubt that the 24-year-old is a hard matchup for most NBA teams, but in order to compete when the postseason comes around, rebounding may still be an issue that needs to be addressed by Danny Ainge.
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