The Toronto Raptors have made it past the first round for the first time since 2001, but they’ve been struggling in their eight postseason games so far. A lot of those struggles can be attributed to the horrid shooting of Kyle Lowry.
Lowry’s season averages of 21.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game on 42.7% from the field and 38% from downtown have dropped significantly in the postseason. Lowry’s now averaging 13 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 1.5 steals on 30.6% from the field and 16% from downtown.
The Raptors dropped last night’s game to the Miami Heat in overtime after a heroic shot from Lowry to force the extra session.
A major reason could be his awkward-looking elbow pictured below, which he’s repeatedly insisted is okay and not affecting his shot.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) May 4, 2016