Siacam's groin strain, Gasol's left hamstring injury, Powell's left shoulder semi-dislocation, the Toronto Raptors don't seem to have a good time in this cold winter. Although they are the defending champions, their prospects in the East this season However, it is considered by most people to be low, and the large-scale absence of core team members is undoubtedly even worse.
But no one expected that the soon-to-be 34-year-old veteran Kyle Lowry stood up. In the Raptors vs. Lone Ranger game, he made 12 of 23 shots and 5 of 13 3-pointers. The luxurious quasi-triple double with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists led the Raptors to a 26-point victory over the Lone Ranger in the final quarter, and finally defeated the enemy at home by 110-107.
Lorry, who has just won the championship ring, seems to have gained a new life this season, with a tenacious, tenacious and calm attribute, he has shaped a soul of a nearly perfect point guard.
Epic reversal, a fight that belongs to Lori alone
Before coming to Toronto to challenge the Raptors, the Lone Rangers lacking East Cic almost swept the top three in the East. In addition to losing to the Celtics by 6 points at home, they beat the Bucks and 76ers on the road trip. Strong and powerful, Coach Carlisle transformed the Lone Ranger into a wild team with the theme of "defense + three-pointers". At the same time, it added the magic of "team cooperation" and showed a new look. One of the violent teams.
It can be said that in the face of the almost raging Raptors, the Lone Ranger has the absolute upper hand in both strength and morale, and lost the core of offense and defense inside and outside Xiaojia and Siakam. The Raptors cannot find it. To any reason can continue to maintain their previous competitiveness, waiting for them will obviously be a series of defeats.
Although the return of Van Fleet is ushered in, this game he seems to have changed back to the "Van Jordan" in the first half of the playoffs last season. He only hit 2 goals in 13 shots when he was present When the team lost 20 points.
The first two games totaled 17 of 28 shots, averaging 24 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Ibaka also exhausted all his strengths, facing the lone ranger's tall inside group, facing Porzingis and Powell. He was too tired to cope with the defensive end, and eventually handed out only 3 of 11 shots and got only 6 points.