Kyle Lowry: Toronto Raptors Point Guard Forces Overtime Against Miami Heat With Half-Court Shot

By Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.
May 4, 2016 Updated: May 4, 2016

Toronto guard Kyle Lowry hit one of the biggest playoff shots of his career—a dramatic, last-second, half-court shot—to extend the game another five minutes and give the Raptors another chance at winning.

Before the shot, Lowry was 2-for-11 and 0-for-5 on 3-pointers. The buzzer-beater forced overtime between Toronto and Miami in Game 1 of their series. The Heat eventually won though, 102–96.

The second-seeded Raptors won 56 games this season—just one less than Cleveland—and the two-time All-Star Lowry was a big reason why. The 6-foot point guard averaged 21.2 points, 6.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.1 steals a game this season, while playing in 77 of 82 games. 

In particular, his 212 three-pointers made this season (while hitting 39 percent of his attempts) was fifth-most in the NBA and a career-high for the Villanova product playing on his third NBA team.

But in eight games this postseason, Lowry’s numbers are down. The 30-year-old is averaging 13.0 points per game while hitting just 16 percent of his three-point attempts. Maybe this will get him going.

Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.