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BREAKING: The Toronto Raptors May Have Just Gotten A Huge Boost For Game 5

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It looks like the Toronto Raptors will receive some extra help at the center position now that Jonas Valanciunas has returned to the lineup. Although he was available for game 4, Raptors coach Dwane Casey decided not to use him largely due to the fact that Bismack Biyombo is playing so well right now. However, it looks like Casey will try and get Valanciunas some time in Game 5:

“Hopefully we can get him involved,” Casey said Tuesday. “It depends on the lineup they have on the court. I know he’s our starting center but it’s tough to put him out there if they’re playing Channing Frye big minutes at the 5.”

Right now, the Raptors may not want to mess with the lineup too much. They are currently tied 2-2 against the heavily favored Cavs after getting blown out of the building in the first two matchups versus LeBron James and company. Biyombo is playing well but Valanciunas is the better offensive option.

Now that the series is headed back to Cleveland, Casey may opt to go with the more offensively polished option depending on the flow of the game. The Raptors will likely need to score more points as the Cavaliers tend to dominate at home. Time will tell.

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