Raptors’ Kyle Lowry acknowledges the challenge of going up against Stephen Curry
The Toronto Raptors will be facing the Golden State in the NBA Finals which will begin on Thursday, and one of the things that they will need to figure out is how to stop two-time MVP sharpshooter Stephen Curry.
Curry has taken his game to an elite level in these playoffs, and he took it a little bit higher when Kevin Durant went down with a calf injury during the Western Conference semi-finals. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will be tasked to guard Steph for the majority of the best-of-seven series, and the All-Star guard is ready for the challenge.
In an interview with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Lowry said that he isn’t sure if he will be Curry’s primary defender, but he acknowledged the fact that it will not be easy for anyone on the team. However, he also said that that the Raptors will do their best to limit Steph’s production.
Spears: What do you think about the challenge of guarding Warriors star Stephen Curry? Do you think you will be guarding him primarily?
Lowry: I don’t know. We will see. Me and Steph are friends. I respect that man. He changed the game of basketball. We are up to the challenge. It ain’t going to be easy at all. But we have to play the game of basketball and do our jobs.
Lowry has been inconsistent during the first two rounds of the playoffs but has stepped up big time during the Eastern Conference Finals. He helped the Raptors take down the East’s best team this season.
Now it’s time for him to double his efforts and help the team take down the best team in the league over the past five years.