Just 4 days removed from being snubbed from the NBA All-Star game, Toronto Raptors’ point guard, Kyle Lowry was named the Eastern Conference player of the week for the week of January 27th to February 2nd.
Lowry becomes the fifth player in Toronto Raptors’ franchise history to be rewarded with player of the week honours—joining Vince Carter (5x), Chris Bosh (7x), Mike James, and Jalen Rose. This is also the 2nd time Lowry has won the award, previously winning as a member of the Houston Rockets in March of 2011.
Lowry led the Raptors to a 3-1 record on the week, with wins over Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. And the lone loss coming in a hard fought battle against the Portland Trailblazers.
Kyle Lowry averaged 25 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 2.3 steals per game, shooting 48.5% FG over the 4-game span.
Lowry opened the week by scoring back-to-back 30 point games against the Nets and Magic, including the 33 point, 11 assist double double against the Nets.
He then cooled off a bit in the final 2 games of the week, scoring 36 combined points against the Nuggets and the Trailblazers.
Opposite Kyle Lowry, was another All-Star snub, Phoenix Suns point guard, Goran Dragic named the Western Conference player of the week.
Averaging 26.8 PPG, 4 RPG, 6 APG, 1.3 SPG, shooting an incredible 63.9% FG and leading the Suns to a perfect 4-0 record.