Down 0-1 once again in an opening round series, the Raptors look to set the record straight in Game 2 vs. the Orlando Magic. Let’s watch. Heading into Game 2 of Raptors vs. Magic, the one thing everyone wants to know is: what will Kyle Lowry do?
If you’re a Magic fan, presumably you’re wondering about the scoring of Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross. And you’re thinking about the wild Game 1 performance of D.J. Augustin and whether it is repeatable. You may even be worrying about Kawhi Leonard, or at least more Kawhi Leonard. (He played a mere 33 minutes in Game 1.) These are all fair things to think about.
If you’re a Raptors fan, it is all Lowry, all the time. The Raptors’ leader is the one player still in Toronto from the beginning of the We the North era. And in many (all?) ways, he’s been the bellwether for the team. As Lowry goes — on the court, in his head, pre-game, post-game, whatever-game — so go the Raptors. In Game 1? We got a zero, albeit with some rebounds, assists, and, yes, an attendant +11. Toronto was also served with an L, so it’s clear something …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ