April 27, 2017, 7:35 pm
Kyle Lowry played 44 minutes in Thursday’s series clinching win, scoring 13 points with four boards, four assists, two steals, a block and a three.
Lowry shot 5-of-9 from the floor, 1-of-4 from three and just 2-of-4 from the line. Perhaps it’s his back that’s still bothering him, but to see Lowry take only nine shots is a but mind boggling, especially since the Bucks rolled Greg Monroe out there a lot while Lowry was matched up with the beatable Matthew Dellavedova. While he’ll probably catch some flak for his low scoring numbers, he’s still the engine that makes this team go – he was a team-high plus-7 tonight and the Bucks’ insane comeback started when he went to the bench in the closing minutes of the third. The numbers might not be there, but Lowry is critical to Toronto’s success.