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Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas
Position: C
Born: 05/06/92
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:231 lbs. / 104.8 kg.
Salary: $14,700,000
At the end of the third quarter with just over a minute to go, the head coach of the German national team, Gordon Herbert, received a technical foul, but no Lithuanian player was allowed to shoot a free throw for it. Just before the technical, Jonas Valanciunas drew Maodo Lo’s shooting foul. According to FIBA rules, the free throw for the technical foul was supposed to be shot before the two shots for the shooting foul. However, only the two free throws for the regular foul were taken, JV missed them both and the Germans rebounded the ball.
Tim MacMahon: Pelicans big man Jonas Valanciunas looks like he’s in some pretty significant pain after a 34-point, 14-rebound, 35-minute performance in Lithuania’s double-OT loss to Germany. It was a back-to-back and third game in four days.

It was Jonas Valanciunas’ best game wearing the Lithuanian national team shirt. His dominance was felt throughout the entire game. Not only did he almost singlehandedly fouled out Daniel Theis and Johannes Thiemann, but the center also recorded 34 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, made 5 assists, and drew 13 fouls during the game. On the other side of the court, Franz Wagner was phenomenal. Although the Orlando Magic forward was not that noticeable during the two overtimes, he scored 32 points on 8-for-13 shooting and grabbed 8 rebounds in just his fourth official game with the German national team’s shirt.