Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from week nine

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Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images) /

1. Kyle Lowry

Opponent: Cleveland Cavaliers

Stat line: 32 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists

Many people would tell you that the Toronto Raptors are one of the deepest teams in the league. While those people would be right, there is one big caveat. Part of what makes the bench so successful is that they’re put in a position to succeed. One way they’re set up for success is by having Kyle Lowry on the floor to help guide them.

This game against the Dallas Mavericks was always going to be the toughest of the week. Even without Luka Doncic, the Mavs have a deep roster and a great player in Kristaps Porzingis. The Mavericks dominated the first three-quarters of the game. The starters for Toronto could not get anything going on the offensive and defensive end. The Raptors were down 85-55 at one point in the third, and it had looked like all hope was lost. That is until Kyle Lowry saved the game.

Lowry remained on the floor through the turmoil and valiantly led the bench unit to an all-time great comeback. He not only scored 32 points, but he was able to score efficiently shooting 52-percent from the field and 39-percent from 3-point range. He scored an insane 20 points in the fourth quarter alone and led this team to their greatest comeback in NBA history.

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Lowry finished this four-game week with averages of 27.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists per game. With many players still out with injury, expect Lowry to only improve on these all-star numbers going forward.