Kyle Lowry certainly brings some excitement to the revamped Toronto Raptors. I don’t remember the last time the Raps had a player who could do something like this.
He absolutely took Raymond Felton to school on this play and drilled a three ball to seal it. That initial behind the back crossover is a convincing move and the double crossover made Felton look silly.
Lowry finished the game with 17 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds and that is what fans can expect on a nightly basis from him. He could very well be the best Raptor point guard of all time and he still has room to grow.
The Raptors went on to rout the New York Knicks 107-88, and everything seemed to click. Defensively, everyone stepped up and Lowry anchors the team with his lock down defense at the point guard spot. Offensively, Andrea Bargnani led the Raps and he looked closer to his top form.
Lowry is quickly emerging as one of the better point guards in the league and could contend for an all-star position this season. If he can consistently shoulder the load offensively alongside Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan, the Raps will be a legit playoff threat for years to come. I don’t remember the last time there was this much anticipation or hype going into the season for the Raptors and Lowry is the biggest part of it.
He should have fans off their seats quite often this year and it seems like the Raptors finally have something to cheer about.
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