Opinion: How Kyle Lowry makes the Raptors an NBA Finals threat


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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Toronto Raptors lost their NBA Finals MVP, but they still have their identity. They rightfully remain concerned with staying healthy through the coronavirus pandemic and using the NBA’s platform to address systemic racism. And yet they still have someone who views this as an opportunity instead of an obstacle.

The reason for the Raptors navigating through such fluid and stressful circumstances with ease? Look no further than Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Not only did he demonstrate why the Raptors remain a legit championship contender after leading them to a 107-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday with 33 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, Lowry has balanced his fiery on-court play with steady perspective.

“Understanding there is always going to be some ups and downs and going to be some big waves and low waves and smooth sailing,” Lowry said. “You got to be able to ride the wave, whatever it is. If it is a high moment, you just stay even.”

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