• Kyle Lowry scored 35 points on 11-of-20 shooting (5-of-7 3PTs, 8-of-11 FTs) with seven rebounds, nine assists and four steals in the Raptors’ 116-89 Game 7 win over the Heat on Sunday.

    Both Lowry and DeMar DeRozan bounced back from some pretty bad choking to pretty much flip the script on that talk.  Hoop heads will know that even during the best of times they had some flaws, but getting to the Eastern Conference Finals will go a long way toward erasing the bad from the casual fan’s memory. 

    Looking forward to the Cavs the duo is going to cause problems for Cleveland and it’s a prerequisite that they’re very good in order for an upset to be in the works, but Kyrie Irving will have his hands full on both ends and DeRozan is a cut above J.R. Smith — who profiles a lot like him in the speed and size departments.  DeMarre Carroll (14 points, five boards, two assists) can’t cover LeBron but James Johnson (one minute) could be an interesting fit — if he’s fit enough to handle however many minutes he can earn. 

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