March 24, 2018, 1:44 amKyle LowrypPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry did it all in Friday’s 116-112 win over the Nets, scoring a team-high 25 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and just one turnover in 37 minutes while shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from deep.
Really, he did it all — even jobs that weren’t his. The Raptors fell behind by 14 in the third and Lowry requested an audience with the officials and arena staff to complain about the rim being off. After a ladder and level were brought out, Lowry was proven right and the Raps trimmed the lead down to five in short order. He really couldn’t do anything wrong tonight and was one of the only Raptors to stay engaged in this one. They escaped with a win in a performance that truly deserved a loss, but that’s what Lowry can do for this team. He’s looking like his old self of late, returning first-round value over the past two weeks. He’s been an early-round guy this year despite serious stylistic changes, though it is good to see that Lowry can go into takeover mode when the time is right.