Raptors’ Kyle Lowry named Eastern Conference player of the week

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse comments after the Raptors recorded the biggest comeback in franchise history.

Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to a historic 30-point comeback against the Dallas Mavericks, Kyle Lowry has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference player of the week for games played between Dec. 16-22.

This is the sixth time Lowry has earned the honour in his career, and the fifth time as a member of the Raptors.

Throughout the week, Lowry averaged 24.5 points, 10 assists and 6.5 rebounds in just under 40 minutes of action, helping lead Toronto to a perfect 4-0 record.

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During that stretch, the 33-year-old also earned his franchise-best 13th career triple-double to the tune of 20 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons.

In 18 games overall this season, Lowry has averaged 20.2 points and 7.5 assists.

Toronto next plays on Monday against the Indiana Pacers, before hosting the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day.

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