April 15, 2017, 6:22 pm
The Raptors dropped a 97-83 decision to the Bucks in Saturday’s Game 1 as Kyle Lowry disappeared with just four points on 2-of-11 shooting.
Lowry played 34 minutes and added two boards, six assists, a steal while picking up four fouls. It was an awful display from Lowry, who looked out of rhythm for the first time since returning from his wrist injury five games ago. To compound matters, Cory Joseph stunk just as much with three points and five assists on 1-of-5 shooting in 27 minutes. The Raptors could not get anything going in a truly abysmal second half, scoring just 32 points in the final two quarters (with some garbage time buckets padding the total). It’s on Lowry as the team’s best playmaker to right the ship in Game 2. In his Raptor career, Lowry is now shooting .266 in series openers. Make of that what you will.