Raptors’ Kyle Lowry reveals immediate reaction to LeBron James’ game-winner
It happened yet again to the Eastern Conference’s top-seeded Toronto Raptors. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James heroics down the stretch of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals broke the Raptors hearts with a game-winner off the glass for a stunning 105-103 for the Cavs.
After the stunning loss, Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry opened up about what was going through his mind immediately after James made the tough bank shot.
“I thought there was still some time on the clock left. I didn’t want it to be real,” Lowry said. “Honestly, I wanted to have a chance to at least get a heave in and try to make it.”
Although Lowry led the Raptors with a team-high 27 points and seven assists, Toronto simply could not keep up with James as he put up a game-high 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting from the field, seven assists, six rebounds, and three steals in 41 minutes of action. James also successfully made 9-of-11 attempts from the charity stripe on the night.
The Raptors also got a very underwhelming performance from star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who only had eight points on 3-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes.
A video of Lowry’s postgame press conference with members of the media, which was posted to the official YouTube channel of the Toronto Raptors, can be viewed below.
The Raptors now find themselves in a 3-0 series hole to the Cavs, who can complete the series sweep on Monday night at home and potentially advance to their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearance.