Adrian Benjamins & Coach break down Draft Night and dig into the Raptors run to the title in our final Post-Mortem. (06-21-19) SUBSCRIBE on iTunes Follow @adrianbenjamins on Twitter Follow @JoeSarvadi on Twitter Editor's Note: We have an APP for…
July 16, 2019, 8:53 amKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Josh Lewenberg of TSN is hearing that the Raptors have no intention of moving Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol or Serge Ibaka, at least not before the season.
All three veterans are on expiring deals and Masai Ujiri will give this group an opportunity to sink or swim before choosing a path and deciding what comes next. With those three and Fred VanVleet hitting the open market next summer, the Raptors will have over $90 million coming off their books and plenty of flexibility. It’s clear that there won’t be a fire sale in Toronto anytime soon while this group has proved that it is capable of winning games even without Kawhi Leonard. Things could change quickly though and Ujiri has never been shy of pulling the trigger so the future looks murky for the veteran champions.
June 14, 2019, 12:24 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry led the Raptors in scoring with 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting with four triples, seven rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in Thursday's 114-110 title clinching Game 6 win over the Warriors
Lowry has been the butt of all jokes on all social media platforms because of a few bad games, but tonight should silence everything. He's delivered throughout the playoffs when you look at his overall body of work and if it weren't for him absolutely dominating the first half tonight on both ends of the floor there's no way Toronto hoists the trophy tonight. After tonight, all of the Lowry jokes become just that, jokes.
June 11, 2019, 1:03 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry put up 18 points (8-for-16 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), four rebounds, six assists, one three, one steal and two blocks in 42 minutes in Monday's Game 5 loss to Golden State.
Lowry was cold from deep (1-for-6) for the second straight game, but he shot well overall tonight. The Raptors will head back to Oakland for Thursday's Game 6, and Lowry's threes may need to come back in order to fend off the Splash Brothers, who were 12-of-27 from deep in this one.
June 8, 2019, 12:21 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry only scored 10 points on 3-for-12 shooting on Friday night, adding seven rebounds and three steals.
Lowry missed all four of his 3-point attempts, but he did hit a layup late in this game to ice the game for Toronto. The fact Lowry can struggle so mightily with his shot and still come up victorious speaks to the incredible depth and team game for Toronto.
June 6, 2019, 12:14 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry had a fantastic performance in Game 3 on Wednesday as he put up 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting in a win over the Warriors.
He shot 5-of-9 from beyond the arc and added four rebounds and nine assists to the box score. He also flashed some defense with a steal and a block on the stat sheet. Lowry played a team-high 43 minutes and was knocking down big shots all game, so he deserves some credit for their 2-1 lead in the series. After this stellar showing, Lowry might have shaken the stereotype that he does not show up in the playoffs. However, winning a ring would end it without question. The Raptors will look to extend their lead to 3-1 before they head home for Game 5.
June 5, 2019, 8:41 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
As the Raptors prepare for Game 3, Kyle Lowry expects to be more aggressive when he takes the floor on Wednesday night, in an attempt to both jump-start his own offense and try to get the Raptors back in front in this best-of-seven affair.
“The road is where it’s supposed to be the toughest, and I love the road” Lowry said. The All-Star point guard has struggled with his shot during the first two games of this series, going 6-for-20 from the field and 4-for-12 from 3-point range, while he also fouled out with 3:52 remaining in Game 2. The Raptors will need one of his signature games and it remains to be seen whether this comes during the next couple road visits in Oakland.
June 2, 2019, 11:29 pmKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry was once again in foul trouble for Game 2 on Sunday as he fouled out in just 28 minutes of action.
He scored 13 points with one rebound, two assists and one steal before getting his sixth foul. His foul trouble has opened the door for Fred VanVleet to play as well as he has. Lowry will need to step up and shake the reputation of being worse in the playoffs if the Raptors want to win their first ever NBA championship.
May 31, 2019, 12:00 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry was plagued with foul trouble in Thursday's Game 1 against the Warriors, scoring seven points on 2-of-9 shooting while adding six rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a 3-pointer while tallying five fouls.
Lowry had a couple obvious fouls in the paint to prevent easy layups and his lone 3-pointer was towards the end of the game when the outcome had already been decided, but he's still making solid reads on the offensive end. The Raptors need him to stay on the floor as the Warriors are trapping Kawhi Leonard and forcing other players to make plays and Lowry is one of the better decision makers on this team.
May 30, 2019, 10:11 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (sprained left thumb) said that his injury is affecting his ability to pass.
Lowry is receiving treatment to numb the pain and can't feel his thumb at all during the games. He added, "I'll have to take care of it after the season but I don't want to talk about it as much." There have been whispers that Lowry would've undergone surgery had this injury occurred in the regular season, so we'll see how he plays in the Finals. Lowry was fantastic in the Eastern Conference Finals so it hasn't detracted from his impact even if he's not feeling great.
May 26, 2019, 12:59 amKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry posted a solid line in Saturday's Game 6 win scoring 17 points while adding five rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and only one turnover.
After a pedestrian series against the 76ers, Lowry stepped it up against the Bucks, averaging almost 20 points per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. He did a great job making smart plays for the Raptors and they will need him to continue to operate at this high level as they head off into the NBA Finals next week.
May 23, 2019, 11:19 pmKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry played 39 minutes on Thursday, scoring 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists.
Lowry has been dealing with a thumb injury which may be part of the reason he's struggled with his shot at times in the postseason. Still, most guys are banged up at this point in the season and he's just going to continue to tough it out with the NBA Finals on the horizon.
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