Kyle Lowery and the Raptors stopped their losing streak
There’s a reason Toronto Raptors(29-18) guard Kyle Lowry is a three-time All-Star, he steps up when his team needs him the most.Facing a six-game losing streak for the first time since the 2013-2014 season Lowry did just that.
“We needed to get off this losing streak and everybody felt that tonight and we had an opportunity to do it,” Lowry said. “Friday night, our home crowd, we tried our best to win the game and we did it.”
With their leading scorer DeMar DeRozan and fellow All-Star missing his third straight game (sprained ankle) Lowry scored 32 points to go along with 6 assists to lead his team past the Milwaukee Bucks(21-25) on Friday night.
“I thought he stepped up. The bigger the moment, he performs,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “It is the reason he is a three-time All-Star; he carried us.”
The Bucks Jabari Parker led the way with 21 points and tying a career-high 13 boards.The Raptors held “The Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo to just 19 points, 6 rebounds, and a game-high 8 assists this time around after he torched Toronto in his previous two games against them.
“I compared him to Magic Johnson at this stage,” Casey said of the Bucks’ forward. “He has the same skill set and once he starts shooting that jump shot, he’s going to be dangerous. I thought DeMarre did an excellent job on him.”
The Raptors next game is Sunday hosting the Orlando Magic (18-30).
While Milwaukee hosts the Boston Celtics (28-28) tonight.