ORLANDO - Its been a rewarding season for Kyle Lowry, the Raptors most important player, but its also been a long one. [url=http
ORLANDO - Its been a rewarding season for Kyle Lowry, the Raptors most important player, but its also been a long one. [url=httpin News 15.01.2019 06:28
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ORLANDO - Its been a rewarding season for Kyle Lowry, the Raptors most important player, but its also been a long one. Cheap Jordan 5 Retro . The eighth-year point guard played in his 500th career game on Sunday, a 98-93 win over the Orlando Magic. Does he feel like hes played in that many games? "No," he said initially, before reconsidering. "I mean, this season, yeah." "This is a game I love to play," the 28-year-old continued. "Ive probably played 500 more in street ball games growing up. So this is a great accomplishment for me to say Ive made it that far." After missing 14 games last year, his first in Toronto, Lowry is the Raptors only starter to suit up in every game this season. Hes 10th in the NBA in minutes played and is fighting through a number of ailments, but with fewer than 10 contests remaining before he makes his first playoff appearance in five years, Lowrys still the engine that drives his team. Despite taking a 19-point lead into third quarter - their largest halftime advantage of the season - the Raptors began to come apart in the second half. The Magic, down by as many as 21 points, hit 22 of their final 33 shots and tied the game early in the fourth. With his team up by two, Lowry misfired on a long three-point shot, absorbing a fair amount of contact on the play, immediately turning to give official Eli Roe the trademark Lowry scowl. Scorned after the no-call, Lowry would get the ball back off of an Amir Johnson offensive rebound and drain the same shot he had just missed, shooting another look at Roe on the way down the court. Weve seen this before. Lowry was fired up. The Raptors point guard scored nine of his 16 points in the final quarter, holding off the Magic, who were coming hard. Dwane Casey continues to seek passable opportunities to manufacture rest for Lowry, but theyve proven few and far between. As he and DeMar DeRozan sat to end the third and begin the fourth, the lead dwindled down and in came Torontos star backcourt. Lowry logged 35 minutes while DeRozan - who scored 15 of his 28 points at the line - played 38. "Its tricky," Casey admitted. "Its tricky to make sure we cut their minutes and not give up leads. Its something we have to learn to do, but I thought the second unit did their job. They built a lead. Now its up to the starters coming back in. I wasnt going to play them a lot the second half, but they kept chipping away at it so I couldnt wholesale sub the second unit in." After a quiet first half, Lowry - to his own admission - began the second half lacking the "energy and effort" hes become synonymous with. The wear and tear of a long season has taken its toll and he, understandably, has to pick his spots, but there he was when his team needed him most. The Raptors needed this win with games against the Heat, Rockets and Pacers on deck. "Were happy about the win but we cannot be satisfied about the way we got it," Casey said. "“The hardest thing to do in this league is to play with a lead and thats something we have to learn to do." Big night for JV In a tough matchup against the Magics Nikola Vucevic, Jonas Valanciunas did not back down and more than held his own. The Raptors sophomore centre got off to a hot start, scoring 10 of his 20 points in the first quarter. "They are two good, young players that are coming up in this league," Casey said of Valanciunas and Vucevic, who led Orlando with 22 points and 10 rebounds. "So you will see them go at each other a lot in the future." Bench comes through in second quarter Without Patrick Patterson - who could return Monday in Miami, but missed his 13th straight with an elbow injury - the Raptors second unit has under-performed. Beginning the second quarter with an unconventional lineup that included Nando De Colo running the point and Landry Fields, who hasnt played much since a spot-start early in March, the reserves gave Toronto a lift that ballooned the lead going into intermission. "They really gave us a great boost," Lowry said of the bench. "They pretty much won the game in the second quarter." Vasquez gets stitched up After getting hit in the face early in the game, Greivis Vasquez required five stitches to close a gash below his left eye. He return late in the first half with a bandage covering the wound and finished the game with five points in 15 minutes of action. The stat Toronto matched a franchise record with its 20th road win of the season Friday, one shy of finishing the season above .500 away from home for the first time in team history. They have four road games to go, three against losing teams. 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He also hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 2:18 left in overtime to pull Golden State within a point at 117-116. On a night when the Warriors were without their injured starting centre and power forward, ONeal was 9 for 12 from the field in 33 minutes. "(ONeal) was fantastic -- finishing at the rim, diving to the hoop, setting screens, forcing them to defend," Jackson said. "He makes arguably the biggest play of the game with the blocked shot. Hes an incredible basketball player thats had an incredible career, and hes finishing it his way." Dallas dropped from seventh in the Western Conference to ninth, a half-game behind Memphis and Phoenix in the final two playoff positions. Golden State, No. 6 in the West, moved two games ahead of the Grizzlies and Suns. The Mavericks also split a franchise-record, eight-game homestand, losing three of four overtime games. Wholesale Jordan Retro 5. For the season, the Mavericks are 1-4 in overtime; the Warriors are 1-2. "It happened multiple times during this stretch at home. Weve made poor decisions," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "We havent done what we needed to do to get stops. Were paying the price." Golden State led throughout the first quarter, scoring the first eight points and taking an 11-point lead at 30-19 on Jordan Crawfords layup with 11 seconds remaining. Dallas bounced back in the second. Nowitzki banked in a 3-pointer, capping a 9-0 run that got the Mavericks within two at 30-28. Vince Carter then gave Dallas a 45-42 lead with the second of his three 3-pointers in the quarter. Two consecutive 3s by Nowitzki stretched the lead to 62-51 with 50 seconds left in the half. Thompsons jump shot pulled Golden State to 62-53 at halftime. In the second quarter, Nowitzki made all four of his 3-point attempts. Carter was 3 for 3 from 3-point range. Dallas was 14 for 21 from the floor, including 8 for 10 on 3s. 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