May 2, 2018, 12:15 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry finished Tuesday's home loss with 18 points, 10 assists, three triples and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in 40 minutes.
Lowry wasn't bad but did fade into the background for much of the fourth quarter, finishing scoreless and listlessly drifting into the same offensive sets that the Raptors ran with gusto in the first three quarters. Some (or a lot) of that has to do with LeBron James guarding Lowry for the final frame, and how the Raptors look to free him from that matchup will be something to look for going forward. That said, Toronto will be kicking themselves even with a scoreless fourth from their point guard. They missed their last 11 shots of regulation time and were only 3-for-16 inside of five feet in the fourth quarter, with their eight offensive rebounds over the final 17 minutes leading to just four points. The Raptors missed a lot of shots that they usually make and are now staring up at The King because of it.