Kyle Lowry lead the Toronto Raptors to a terrific 4th quarter against the Detroit Pistons to defeat them 103-89. The Raptors had a sluggish start but a boost off the bench by Terrence Ross in the first half sparked the Raptors to a lead at halftime. After an Andre Drummond 3 pointer from beyond half court cut the Raptors’ 3rd quarter lead to 5, they opened the 4th on an 11-2 run and did not look back. They dominated to a point where a “We want Bruno!” chant broke out in Detroit, and he entered the game.
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After a sluggish start, the Raptors really turned it on to get a convincing victory. They scored 103 points and the bench came alive as Terrence Ross and Cory Joseph had 18 and 15 points a piece. Lowry lead the way with 25 points and 7 assists.
As usual, the Raptors had a strong defensive game holding the Pistons to only 89 points, with a lot of that coming in garbage time. The defense also held Reggie Jackson, and Drummond to a combined 25 points. Great effort on the defensive end.
If there’s an area the Raptors weren’t great in it was on the glass. They were out rebounded 39-36 which on the grand scheme of things isn’t so bad when machine Andre Drummond is on the other end, who lead the game with 13. So I wont nit pick.
Game Ball: Kyle Lowry
Big shout out to Ross here as well, who was excellent off the bench but in the clutch moments, this was taken over by Lowry. The all star finished with 25 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds to lead the Raptors to tonight’s victory.