Kyle Lowry’s return will mean the Raptors are getting serious about the regular season
There’s nothing like a little age and wisdom and experience to add some pizzazz and purpose to the final week of the NBA pre-season for the Toronto Raptors. With only a week remaining until the emotional banner-raising, ring-distribution night that will put a final exclamation point on the team’s championship run, there will be a welcome sense of normalcy to practices and the final pretend game. Kyle Lowry should finally get back on the court and join the other veterans who’ve been resting a bit and coasting a bit since training camp began late last month in Quebec. Finally.
Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors , he has been a five-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2016.
Lowry leads Raptors past Spurs 86-83--TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors played such stifling defence Kyle Lowry scored 24 and added three assists as the Raptors held on for an 86-83 win over the Spurs on Friday. When asked what Toronto did defensively that was so effective, Lowry ' s
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 26 points with six assists and five rebounds as the Toronto Raptors held on for a 104-95 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.
Pascal Siakam added 24 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Toronto (3-1). Fred VanVleet managed 14 points after a cold start to the game, and contributed five rebounds and six assists.
Jonathan Isaac led Orlando (1-2) with 24 points and seven rebounds.
Former Raptors forward Terrence Ross saluted the sold-out Scotiabank Arena crowd of 19,800 after a brief video tribute was played in his honour. He finished with 11 points for the Magic.
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The Raptors rallied from an 11- point fourth-quarter deficit to pull out a 104 -100 home win when The Magic fought back and dunk by Elfrid Payton cut the Raptors ' lead to 28-25 going into the second. Orlando continued its run in the second, holding Toronto without a field goal for more than six minutes.
Lou Williams scored 18 points , while Kyle Lowry had 17 points and eight assists to lift the Raptors to a 95 -82 win over the Magic on Monday, Toronto’ s 10th straight victory over the Eastern Conference rival. Amir Johnson finished with 11 points , while Patrick Patterson chipped in with 10 for the
It was the first time the two teams had played each other since Toronto beat the Magic in five games in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs before the Raptors went on to win the NBA Finals.
"They were really good at the end of the year, and they were a tough out in the playoffs," said Toronto head coach Nick Nurse before Monday's game. "I know it was 4-1 and we beat them four straight but they were really rolling, they've got size, they're well-coached, they've got shooting, they've got some driving, tremendous length, obviously."
The Raptors picked up where they left off in the post-season, taking a 31-22 lead in the first quarter led by Siakam's 11 points and three rebounds.
Lowry's driving layup at the buzzer gave Toronto a 51-46 lead heading into halftime. After shooting 12-of-23 from the floor in the first the Raptors struggled with 5 for 21 shooting in the second, letting Orlando cut into their lead.
Raptors receive rings and 2019 championship banner unveiled before season opener
TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors enjoyed one last celebration of their 2019 title on Tuesday night. The players received their championship rings in a ceremony before the regular-season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Raptors' championship banner was also unveiled before an adoring sellout crowd at Scotiabank Arena. NBA commissioner Adam Silver was joined by the players, team president Masai Ujiri and members of the team's ownershipThe players received their championship rings in a ceremony before the regular-season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Williams scores 18, Raptors beat Magic 95 -82--TORONTO - An overtime game in New York, a It wasn't the prettiest of victories for Toronto, which needed overtime in Sunday' s ugly 95 -90 win over the Knicks. But on Monday the Raptors turned an eight- point deficit late in the first half to a 71-65 lead
+ TORONTO – Having just given up a three-pointer and trailing by 11 points late in the first half, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey called a timeout. Kyle Lowry took the ball and spiked it hard to the ground in frustration.
An 11-2 run to open up the third quarter added to Toronto's lead. VanVleet was fouled on a three-point attempt with 4.5 seconds left in the third quarter. He then made all three free throws for a 78-67 lead heading into the fourth.
Evan Fournier's three-pointer with 5:57 left cut the Raptors lead to 87-82. Toronto stiffened its defence but Siakam earned his fourth foul of the night to put the Raptors in penalty trouble. DJ Augustin made two free throws to reduce the Raptors lead to just three points.
Siakam was called for a loose ball foul on the next play when he tried to rebound VanVleet's three-point attempt, sending Isaac to the line, where he made both free throws to make it 87-86.
Ross then drained a three-pointer for the Magic's first lead since the opening quarter. Siakam rolled the ball off his fingertips for a beautiful layup in response to tie it 89-89. He then added a free throw to make it 90-89 before Markelle Fultz replied with a layup.
Leonard, Clippers pull away from Lakers in season opener
LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams' season opener.Lou Williams added 21 points and Montrezl Harrell had 17 off the bench when the Clippers opened their 50th season and 36th in Los Angeles as the once unlikely but now favourites to win the franchise's first NBA championship.
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DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Kyle Lowry added 17 points , 11 assists and seven rebounds to lead the Raptors to a 117- 104 victory over the Magic on Wednesday night for their 11th win in the last 13 games. Pascal Siakam had 14 points , Jakob Poeltl added 13 and Fred VanVleet scored 12.
Lowry brought the crowd to its feet with a three-pointer to re-establish a Toronto lead, 93-91, then Siakam grabbed a rebound at the other end of the floor. On the ensuing possession Lowry drained two free throws.
A wide-open Siakam floated a jump shot over the Magic to make it 97-91 but Fournier answered with a layup.
A trio of Lowry free throws added to Toronto's lead to make it 100-93 but Fultz dunked on a Fournier miss to keep the Magic in the game. A pair of VanVleet free throws, followed by two more from Siakam made it 104-95.
To commemorate the Raptors' 25th season the team held its first of several "'95 Rewind Nights," with the court and home jerseys decked out in the distinctive white, red, and purple dinosaur-themed look of the mid-90s.
Toronto rock band the Barenaked Ladies sang the national anthems on Monday night just as they had at the Raptors' first-ever game, and Monika Deol, former host of "Electric Circus," did a pre-game interview because she had been the Raptors' original in-game host in their first season at the then-SkyDome.
At halftime, Canadian hip-hop icon Choclair performed his late 1990s hits "Northern Touch" and "Let's Ride."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 28, 2019.
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Lowry to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks, Ibaka out indefinitely .
Lowry to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks, Ibaka out indefinitelyIt's the same thumb Lowry underwent offseason surgery on to repair torn ligaments.