Monday May 23rd, 2016

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Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas was active for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors, the team announced before the game.

Valanciunas ultimately did not play Monday night in the Raptors’ 105–99 win. Toronto coach Dwane Casey had said Valanciunas might see limited action in Game 4. 

Valanciunas sprained his ankle in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat. He has not played in Game 1 or 2 against the Cavaliers.

In his 10 postseason games before the injury, Valanciunas was averaging 15 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.​

• MAHONEY: Unsung center carries Raptors

Bismack Biyombo has started in Valanciunas’ absence. He finished Game 3 with eight blocks and 26 rebounds as the Raptors won 99–84 on Saturday night.

The series is tied 2–2 after the Raptors’ Game 4 win.

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