Valanciunas was in a scrum following a jump ball the Bulls would control, but Nate Robinson missed a half-court heave as time expired to seal Toronto's 101-98 win. He was knocked around in a scrum under the basket, as pictured below. (Hover over the GIF to animate.)
Valanciunas received what Steve Aschburner of NBA.com characterized as "extreme care."
Jonas Valanciunas got extreme care on Raptors bench post-game, w. apparent neck injury. Fitted w. collar, going to hosp. as precaution.— Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) April 10, 2013
Valanciunas started and played 24 minutes Tuesday, scoring eight points in the win. He had scored in double figures in 12 games in a row for the Raptors before Tuesday. The Lithuanian 20-year-old was the Eastern Conference's rookie of the month for March.