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From Elias: Jonas Valanciunas is the 3rd player in the past 30 seasons to record 30 total points and 30 total rebounds in his first two career playoff games...Note on Ralph Sampson and Sam Perkins...both players first two playoff games occurred in the same playoffs..1985...and their first two playoff games occurred right in a row...Sampson's games were: April 18th and 20thPerkins games were: April 19th and 21st
Analysis: The Raptors won, despite turning the ball over on 24% of their possessions Tuesday. They are the sixth team in the last 15 seasons to win a playoff game with a turnover percentage of at least 24 percent. NBA teams are a combined 6-38 in such games.The Raptors grabbed 50% of their missed shots Tuesday, which ties the highest offensive rebounding percentage the Nets have allowed in any game since April. 10, 2011 (Raptors).
The Raptors scored 28 points on drives to the basket on 11-of-22 shooting, including 12 points in the fourth quarter on 5-of-6 shooting. In game 1, they shot 4-of-16 on drives for 13 points.
Demar Derozan scored 30 points in Game 2, up from 14 he scored on Game 1. His average attempted field goal distance was almost three feet shorter on Tuesday.- DeRozan was 1-of-5 for 2 points against Joe Johnson as his primary defender in Game 1, compared to 5-of-7 for 10 points in Game 2.
SVP goes back 30 years into the vault to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals where Larry Bird made an iconic steal of Isiah Thomas, leading to a game-winning layup for the Celtics.
The Clippers regard the threat of San Antonio signing away All-Star point guard Chris Paul as a legitimate concern, league sources told ESPN, even though the Spurs, at present, have virtually no salary-cap flexibility.
The Professional Basketball Writers Association honored Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy with the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to an NBA coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as excellence on the court.