With the type of game Kyle Lowry had for the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, it seemed like the team would have been on their way to a their 15th win of the season against the Chicago Bulls–that is until Luol Deng hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer.
Chicago went on to defeat Toronto 107-105 on Wednesday thanks to Deng hitting the go-ahead jumper with three seconds left in overtime–which is a shame considering Lowry’s performance went to waste. The former Villanova star led the Raptors by scoring 26 points to go along with five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals, but it wasn’t enough for a Bulls’ squad that is still playing without star guard Derrick Rose in the lineup.
For a team that doesn’t have much to be excited about as they appear to be on their way to yet another losing season, Lowry has been one of the few positive things for Toronto during the 2012-13 season as he appears to be one of the quickest and most difficult point guards to contain at times. The fact that Lowry put up those type of numbers against a team like the Bulls despite the fact there was a chance he wasn’t even going to play at first while he was dealing with an ankle injury is impressive for any point guard in the league.
Toronto may be 14-24 at the moment, but there’s still plenty of time for Lowry and company to turn things around–but even that may be a long shot at this point.
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