Apr 25, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) fouls Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first quarter in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Jonas Valanciunas commits foul on Paul Pierce, goes into shock (GIF)

The Toronto Raptors are a young team trying to show the elder Brooklyn Nets that it’s a youthful game and arthritis pains have no place in the postseason. But the Nets took Game 1 and are looking to god up 2-1 with a big win in their playoff home opener.

One man that has been much improved for the Raptors is Jonas Valanciunas, but while he’s improved he’s still prone to mistakes. We saw this when the got tangled up with Paul Pierce, then went into shock when the foul was called.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Jonas Valanciunas is growing, but if he’s going to make it in this league he needs a better and more convincing expression when reacting to a foul other than one that looks as though his puppy was just stolen.

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