Jonas Valanciunas has missed the Raptors’ last six games, including the first two of the Eastern Conference finals.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are carving up Toronto inside. Cleveland is shooting 53-for-77 in the paint (69%), which is impressive by both efficiency and volume.
And there’s little relief in sight.
ESPN announcer Mike Breen, as transcribed by Zach Harper of CBSSports.com:
“Jonas Valanciunas. He will definitely not play in Game 3, according to Dwane Casey. He’s still not close. They’re hoping maybe Game 4, but you get the feeling that’s wishful thinking.”
This isn’t surprising, given Valanciunas’ description of his sprained ankle. With Valanciunas out for Game 3, it looks increasingly likely this 2-0 series will end before he’s ready to return.