Lowry Named Eastern Conference Player of the Month
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The National Basketball Association announced Monday guard Kyle Lowry has been selected as Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December. Lowry joins Chris Bosh (January 2007) as the only players in team history to be named Player of the Month.
Lowry posted averages of 22.3 points, 8.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 15 games last month and help the Raptors to an 11-4 record. He shot .463 (119-for-257) from the field and .405 (30-for-74) from three-point range. Lowry led Eastern Conference players in scoring through the first week of December with 29.3 points and was named Player of the Week. He was the only player in the NBA to
average 20.0+ points and 8.5 assists in December.
Highlighting Lowry’s month was a career-high 39-point performance December 3 in a 123-104 win at Utah. It was one of three 30-point scoring nights posted by Lowry, all on the road. He also recorded a season-high 14 assists December 9 at Cleveland and matched a career high with six steals December 14 at New York. Lowry scored a team-best 25 points December 27 against the L.A.
Clippers, snapping the Clippers’ eight-game home winning streak.
Through 33 games this season Lowry is averaging a career-best 20.7 points, 7.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds. He has led the Raptors in scoring 12 times and posted nine double-doubles.
Toronto returns to action Thursday when they play host to the Charlotte Hornets at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. Sportsnet/TSN Radio 1050).