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Monday, April 28, 2014

Raptors' Kyle Lowry plays through sore knee in win over Nets

By on 4/28/2014 08:00:00 AM

The Toronto Raptors evened their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first round series against the Brooklyn Nets with a 87-79 victory on Sunday. The series heads back to Toronto for Game 5 on Wednesday. The Raptors had a gutty performance from point guard Kyle Lowry, who played through the game with a sore knee.
 Luke via Wikimedia Commons reported that Lowry had 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Game 4.  He received treatment on the bench as was struggling on his knee, but he made some key baskets in his 34 minutes of work.  Backup point guard Greivis Vasquez played 35 minutes and added nine points, nine assists and six rebounds.

With a few days off, expect Lowry to be at or near full strength for Game 5.  If he has a setback, Vasquez has proven he can handle the work load at the point.

Lowry, in his eighth season out of Villanova, averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game this season.  In 506 career games with the Grizzlies, Rockets and Raptors, Lowry has averages of 11.7 points and 5.4 assists per game.

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