Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) out for rest of Heat series

0:49 | NBA
Raptors lose Valanciunas for series, Heat's Whiteside has MCL sprain
Sunday May 8th, 2016

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will miss the rest of the series against the Miami Heat with a sprained ankle, the team announced Sunday. 

Valaciunas left Toronto’s 95–1 Game 3 win on Saturday and did not return after rolling his right ankle in the third quarter. He had 16 points and 12 rebounds before exiting the game.

A precautionary X-ray on the ankle came back negative.

MORE NBA: Kyle Lowry finds his shot as Whiteside’s injury shifts series

Valaciunas has been one of the top weapons for the Raptors this playoffs, averaging 15.0 points and 12.1 rebounds.

Heat center Hassan Whiteside is also out after suffering a sprained right MCL on Saturday. The Raptors hold a 2–1 lead in the series. 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.