Center Jonas Valanciunas managed a season-high 27 points (12-17 FG), grabbed seven rebounds and handed out two assists in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 114-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
On the other hand, Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 38 points (12-24 FG, 5/9 3PT), grabbed four boards and dished out five assists for the Jazz.
The Grizzlies are 5th in Southwest Division with a 27-40 record.
As a Grizzly, Valanciunas is averaging 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game, while shooting at 61.5 percent from the floor and 33.3 from three, with five double-doubles in nine games.
When the Lithuanian centre is on the court, the Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 103.8. When Valanciunas off the court, those numbers plummet to 102.3 and 105.8, respectively, for a net rating of plus-6.5 when he is on the court and minus-3.5 when he’s off the court, per nba.com.