Toronto Raptors All-Sar guard Kyle Lowry bounced back from a poor showing in Game 1, and it did not go unnoticed.
Head Nick Nurse praised Lowry for his performance in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic. The 33-year-old guard helped the Raptors ran away with a 111-82 victory over the Magic, bouncing back from a stunning 104-101 loss in Game 1.
Lowry was in his usual rhythm, finishing with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including two 3-point conversions. He also finished with seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block for Toronto.
Nurse said, via Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, that Lowry was “at his finest” on Tuesday night. The first-year head coach also commended his team for their improved defense against the Magic.
Kawhi Leonard also had nothing but good words to say to Kyle Lowry for his resiliency. While the five-time All-Star went scoreless in their series opener against the Magic, Leonard said he did a a “great job bouncing back.”
“He’s a pro and that’s what pro’s do, they know it’s just one game and they come back ready to play,” Leonard said via Josh Lewenberg of The Sports Network.
For his part, Kawhi Leonard also had a huge night for the Raptors. The superstar forward was a matchup nightmare for Orlando, as he finished with 37 points on 15-for-22 shooting from the field. The 27-year-old also ended up with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 33 minutes for Toronto, helping his team avoid getting into an 0-2 hole.