Kyle Lowry looks plenty ready in Raptors' preseason finale
It wasn’t just that Lowry opened the scoring with a 3, the Raptors’ first unofficial bucket at Amalie Arena. It wasn’t that he failed to get a block-charge call at midcourt and responded by forcing an over-and-back turnover on the Miami Heat’s ensuing possession. It wasn’t even that he was the Raptors’ best player in a very preseasony 117-105 loss, though he was that, too.
No, like so much of Lowry’s value over the years has come in the little things, it was in a game-within-the-game moment in the second quarter when it was laid plain that Lowry-isms don’t rust.
Down 10 with a minute to play in the half, Lowry let a pull-up 3 fly, giving him 11 points. He ran back down the...