Kyle Lowry continues to perform at a high level as the leader and point guard of the Toronto Raptors. What are his top three performances from the season so far?
With the 2019-20 NBA season shockingly suspended indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus disease, it has become anyone’s guess as to when the NBA season will start again. Even if the suspension does end, is there enough time to play a full NBA season?
With all the uncertainty, it is important to remember the season that the Toronto Raptors had. After winning the NBA championship and losing Kawhi Leonard, there were many doubts as to whether the Raptors would be able to be competitive anymore. While it was still almost a guarantee that this team would make the playoffs, many believed that the Raptors would no longer be contenders. Of course, as we fast forward to today it has become clear that the Raptors are a legitimate title contender and currently have the third-best record in the league.
One player that has proven to be the driving force of this Toronto Raptors squad is Kyle Lowry. At the beginning of his career, Lowry was on a continuous hunt to find a place to call home. He was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies, then spent four seasons in Houston as a backup point guard before finally ending up in Toronto. This move proved to be a great fit for both parties as Lowry quickly bought into the organization’s goals and trusted Masai Ujiri and the squad to accomplish them.
He made a lot of sacrifices last season when Leonard joined the team, forsaking his shots in order to galvanize his troops and lead them to victory. While it was still a solid year for Lowry he only averaged 14.2 points per game, his second-lowest scoring average in Toronto. This season however he has increased his scoring output while still remaining an elite playmaker and defender for his size. With averages of 19.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game, Lowry has turned in another all-star caliber season and has helped propel the Raptors to where they are today.
While there have been many great performances from Lowry throughout the season, there are three, in particular, that stands out amongst the rest. What are Kyle Lowry’s top three performances for the season to date?