1. The Toronto Raptors’ historic comeback game vs the Dallas Mavericks
I believe this game represents the kind of team the Raptors are last season. They are a team that never gives up and face obstacles they face.
The obstacle they faced was when the Raptors overcame a 30-point deficit against the Dallas Mavericks and won the game on Dec. 22, 2019. Toronto made history because they are one of the three teams that came back from 30 points or more lead in the regular season.
Toronto faced Dallas earlier in the season on Nov. 16. But Toronto lost the game 110-102.
The Raptors were hit with the injury bug during the beginning of the season. Despite Fred VanVleet returning to the court, their three key players Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, and Pascal Siakam were out due to injuries.
Their struggles during this game showed that need Powell, Gasol Siakam back asap. At least it did in the first half because things changed during the second half.
During the first half and most of the third quarter, the Mavericks were leading the game as many as 30 points. That all changed towards the end of the third where they were down 26 points with 43 seconds left.
The team only shot from 23-of-69 from the field and only scored 63 points through three quarters.
Trailing 86-63 to start the fourth, the Raptors finally showed up. When Lowry drilled a three-pointer with 8:05 to play he glanced over at the Dallas bench because he knew someway somehow Toronto will win the game. as they were within 10 points away from making it a tie.
Lowry’s continued to carry the team on his back by making a layup with 5:59 to play that resulted in a two-point game. with 3:05 left to play, he then shot back-to-back three-pointers which had the Raptors leading the game for the first time in a while by five points.
He scored 20 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter which helped the Raptors came back from their 30-point deficit
Lowry again got a layup with 1:18 to play to give Toronto a four-point lead. Dallas took back the lead by one from a pair of Kristaps Porzingis free throws.
But Lowry passed the ball to Boucher for a dunk with 19 seconds to play that put the Raptors back on top. And that dunk got the Raptors their biggest comeback in franchise history by outscoring the Mavericks 47-21 in the fourth and leave the game with a 110-107 victory.
Lowry finished the game with 32 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds for Toronto while Jalen Brunson had 21 points, four rebounds, and nine assists.