Kyle Lowry’s Quiet, Dominant Season Comes with 1 Real Concern

December 9th, 2016 by Michael Pina Leave a reply »

BOSTON — Forget about his dead-eye three-point shot, pick-and-roll wizardry or general relentlessness on every possession. Nothing is more impressive (and potentially worrisome) about Kyle Lowry’s season than the minutes.

Entering Friday night's 101-94 victory over the Boston Celtics, the All-Star floor general was averaging an astounding 37.4 per game. If that keeps up, he’ll be the first point guard in nearly a decade to average that many minutes after celebrating his 30th birthday. (Allen Iverson was the last to do it).

So far, it’s been plenty worthwhile for the Toronto Raptors. Over a quarter of the way into his 11th season, Lowry is averaging 21.3 points with a 60.4 true shooting percentage—both are career highs.

“I mean, he’s only gonna get better...That’s the beauty of the old man,” Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan said following the win over Boston.

Lowry was far and away the best player on TD Garden’s floor Friday, scoring a season-high 34 points on just 18 shots. When the Cel ...

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