What 2 Watch 4 - Trail Blazers Vs. Raptors

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Damian Lillard vs. Kyle Lowry

It takes a special kind of point guard to be able to manage a game, distribute the ball and get his own shot. Throw in the ability to knock down 3-pointers consistently and you have yourself an elite signal caller. Both Damian Lillard and Kyle Lowry are putting themselves in that category this season. In only his second year, Portland’s newly announced NBA All-Star has established himself as one of the game’s biggest dual threats. Lillard ranks among the league’s top 20 players in both scoring (14th, 20.6) and assists (19th, 5.6) per game. And with 136 3-pointers, he sits third in the NBA in treys on the season, trailing only Golden State sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In spite of his size disadvantage at 6 feet, Lowry has been able to make a similar impact in his ability to manage Toronto’s offense, no matter who ends up taking the shot. With career highs of 16.7 points and 7.6 assists (7th in NBA), Lowry is having a career year in his eighth NBA season and second with the Raptors. Like Lillard, he can also burn the opposition if left open beyond the arc, where his 117 3-pointers place him fifth in the NBA.

Damian Lillard

• Ranks 14th in the NBA in scoring average (20.6) and 19th in assists per game (5.6)
• His 136 3-pointers are third-most in the NBA while his 205 free throws rank 16th in the NBA
• Earned a spot on the NBA All-Star Team in just his second season in the league

Kyle Lowry

• Ranks seventh in the NBA in assists per game (7.6) and 17th in steals per contest (1.61)
• His 117 3-pointers are fifth-most in the NBA this season
• Currently posting career highs in points (16.7), assists (7.6), steals (1.61) and 3-point shooting (40.1%)