Top five Toronto Raptors performances from a tough week seven

Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowry (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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4. Kyle Lowry

Opponent: Houston Rockets

Stat line: 19 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal

This was only Lowry’s second game back for the Raptors so expectations for him were still high. There was always going to be a period of time that Lowry would need to not only get his shot back but to figure out his fit in the flow of the offense. After shooting 11-percent in his first game back, he was looking for a bounce-back performance against the Houston Rockets.

Kyle Lowry started off slow as he only had three points in the first quarter, but he wasn’t looking for his shot as much. He was hustling hard grabbing two rebounds in the quarter (one offensive) and a steal. Lowry was a lot more aggressive in the second quarter with his playmaking as he had four assists equating to eight Raptor points. Lowry also contributed five of his own points in the quarter to give him eight points at the half.

With the Raptors down eight at halftime, Lowry took it upon himself to not only be more aggressive on the scoring end but continue to dish out to his teammates for open looks. Lowry finished the third quarter with 11 points and assisted on two points. However, with the Raptors deficit trimmed to six heading into the fourth quarter, Lowry was unable to keep his foot on the gas as he went scoreless in the quarter but did assist on seven Raptor points.

Lowry continues to play well and in just his second game back, the efficiency was far better than his last game against the Heat. He continues to be extremely valuable as a leader and floor general and it will only be a matter of time till the Raptors start clicking again with Lowry on the floor.