Kyle Lowry Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
he NBA announced Monday that guard Kyle Lowry has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played February 22-28. Lowry, a two-time All-Star, earns the honour for the third time as a member of the Raptors and the fourth time in his career. He previously won the award for games played December 1-7, 2014, January 27-February 2, 2014 and March 12-19, 2011.
Lowry led the conference in scoring last week averaging 28.7 points, while shooting 28-for-47 (.596) from the field and 7-for-17 (.412) from three-point range. He also ranked second in the conference averaging 8.7 assists in three games for the Raptors.
Lowry began the week with his eighth career triple-double February 22 at New York, leading the team with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in a 122-95 victory over the Knicks. He followed- up with 21 points and a team-high six assists during a 114-105 win February 24 versus Minnesota. Lowry then scored a career-high 43 points February 26, including the game-winning basket with 3.9 seconds remaining, to help Toronto defeat Cleveland 99-97 at Air Canada Centre. It was the first time Lowry had made a game-winning basket during his 10-year NBA career and helped Toronto win the season-series against the Cavaliers.
Toronto begins a stretch of seven consecutive home games Wednesday versus Utah at Air Canada Centre (TSN / Sportsnet 590 The FAN).