How Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to victory

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Kyle Lowry scored a career playoff-high 36 points for the Toronto Raptors in their Game 5 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Raptors guard would tally 21 points in the first half, including this off-balance, off-the-glass, off-the-charts three-pointer at the buzzer:

Lowry would also score eight in the fourth quarter and five in the final minutes, which Toronto would need after coughing up their biggest lead in playoff franchise history (26 points), which, not surprisingly, put the game in jeopardy.


Lowry has now scored at least 22 points in three of the five games in the series and is averaging close to 22 points, five assists and four rebounds through the five games against Brooklyn.

“He’s great,” said Dwane Casey, the Raptors head coach. “He did a great job. He led us.”

Neil Greenberg analyzes advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog and prefers to be called a geek rather than a nerd.
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