In an impressive all-around performance, Kyle Lowry finished with 22 points and recorded 9 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals to help the Toronto Raptors squeak by the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-98. This is the second win in as many games for Toronto (11-14) after beating Dallas on Friday.
Lowry went 6-16 from the field (3-6 on 3-pointers) and 7-7 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Toronto were Amir Johnson with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had another quality performance for Oklahoma City despite the loss, scoring 27 points on 8-17 shooting from the field and 10-11 from the free throw line. He also registered 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Kevin Durant chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds.
The Thunder had an eFG% of just 41.4% paired with a poor TO% of 18.5. They are winless (0-2) this season when turning the ball over on more than 17% of their possessions while also failing to eclipse 45% in eFG%. From a defensive perspective, the Raptors are 0-0 when forcing such performances from their opponents.
This loss snaps a nine-game winning streak for Oklahoma City, dropping them to 22-5 on the year.
Coming up next, the Raptors square off with the San Antonio Spurs, who are 21-6 on the year. The Thunder match up against the New York Knicks, currently 8-18 this season. The Raptors are 0-1 versus San Antonio this season.
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