MIAMI (AP) — Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will miss the rest of his team’s Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat with a sprained right ankle.
Valanciunas was injured in the third quarter of Toronto’s win in Game 3.
X-rays did not show any fractures, but the team ruled him out for the rest of the series after more evaluation Sunday.
Valanciunas has averaged 15 points and 12.1 rebounds in these playoffs. He had a double-double in all three games against the Heat.
Toronto outscored Miami by 41 points when Valanciunas was on the floor in the first three games. The Heat have outscored the Raptors by 39 when he hasn’t been on the court.
The announcement came shortly after Miami announced center Hassan Whiteside is day-to-day with a sprained knee ligament.