US breeze past Lithuania into Basketball World Cup final
US breeze past Lithuania into Basketball World Cup final

The United States moved a step closer to retaining basketball`s World Cup on Thursday as they beat Lithuania 96-68 in Barcelona to reach the final.

NBA stars Motiejunas, Valanciunas work magic for new-look Lithuania
NBA stars Motiejunas, Valanciunas work magic for new-look Lithuania

Lithuania`s NBA stars Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas have been working magic for the national team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The duo led the Baltic state to a first place finish in Group D with a 4-1 record and a last 16 showdown with New Zealand on Sunday.

Valanciunas shines in Raptors win over Pistons

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds in the team`s 112-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league.

NBA: Valanciunas leads Raptors to victory

Toronto Raptors centre scored Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points and 18 rebounds leading his team to a 95-83 victory over the Carmelo Anthony-less New York Knicks.

Raptors centre Valanciunas sidelined by finger injury

The Toronto Raptors will miss their rookie centre Jonas Valanciunas for up to six weeks while he recovers from a broken ring finger on his right hand.