When you think of the Toronto Raptors, you think of Kyle Lowry, and yet he doesn’t often find himself taking the last shot since the role opened up last season. Long gone is the false narrative that Lowry isn’t clutch, as time and time again Lowry has proven himself to show up in the biggest moments, and do whatever it takes to put the Raps at an advantage.
It can be said that Lowry is aging and that he may not be the best on the roster at creating his own shot in isolation, but who says that the final play has to be an iso? Depending on the time left in the possession, drawing up a Kyle Lowry and Chris Boucher pick and roll to either get open or switch the big man onto himself is something that has worked a countless amount of times for Kyle in-game, and there’s no reason to think that it couldn’t be effective late in the fourth quarter.
If there’s enough time on the clock for a quick screen, most Raptors fans would feel comfortable with Lowry handling the ball on the last possession, and it may be worth a try considering the recent misses from Pascal.