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But he made some eye-popping plays defensively; sliding from the foul line to cut off a baseline drive; reaching across the lane to challenge an otherwise sure lay-up. Time after time, Maine players missed otherwise open shots after Caboclo’s length got up on them faster than they expected. “Defensively he’s doing some things that are NBA-like, positionally,” said Mermuys. “Recognizing where he needs to be when the ball is in certain locations and that’s huge for us because that’s when we say: ‘Man, Bruno is starting to get it.’”
After undergoing further tests on Saturday, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will bypass surgery on the fracture in his left hand, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Valanciunas suffered the injury in the fourth metacarpal in his non-shooting hand during Friday’s win against the Los Angeles Lakers. The seven-footer opted to rehab his hand instead of surgery. The Raptors are 8-6 entering Sunday’s game against the Clippers, and will miss the team’s leading rebounder for an extended period of time, opening more minutes for backup Bismack Biyombo.