Raptors’ Lowry named Player of the Week after all-time performance

Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points and hit the game-winner to help the Toronto Raptors down the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97.

Kyle Lowry has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the fourth time in his career and third during his Raptors’ tenure he’s received PoW honours. Lowry, 29, led the conference in scoring over the past week, averaging 28.7 points over his last three games.

Steph Curry, unsurprisingly, took home the award in the West.

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While Lowry’s output over the last week (the honours cover the span of games played between Feb. 22-28) included a triple-double in Toronto’s decimation of the New York Knicks, it was his awesome and relentless performance against the first-place Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night that sealed the deal. Lowry dropped a career-best 43 points on 15-20 shooting to go along with nine assists, four steals, and just four turnovers during a signature win of this—or any other— Raptors season, prompting discussion over its place among the greatest single-game performances in Raptors regular season history. Oh, and he did this in the process:

Not too shabby.

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