Halfcourt buzzer-beater by Kyle Lowry saves Raptors, forces OT
Kyle Lowry was having a terrible night, but the Toronto Raptors’ All-Star point guard made up for it with one shot.
Lowry hit a halfcourt buzzer-beater to force OT on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat.
Lowry was having a nightmare night, missing 10 of 12 shots and all six of his 3s. But he came through in the clutch to cap a frantic comeback and give the Raptors new life.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 4, 2016
Prior to that shot, Kyle Lowry was 7-48 from the 3-point line in the postseason (14.5%).
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 4, 2016
A Kyle Lowry half-court buzzer beater to send it to OT AND a Blue Jays walkoff!
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) May 4, 2016
However, the Heat avoided another meltdown in OT and escaped with a 102-96 win. Lowry finished with a season-low seven points.
— Tim Fenwick (@bigtimeslimytim) May 4, 2016
Kyle Lowry did some extra shooting after game. Then, after talking to media, he sat in locker room, hand pressed to his head.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) May 4, 2016
Worst FG pct in single postseason, last 50 years (min. 100 att)
2016 Kyle Lowry: 30.6
2006 Larry Hughes: 31.9
2005 Lindsey Hunter: 31.9
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 4, 2016
FOX Sports’ Dieter Kurtenbach has the story behind Lowry’s struggles, and writes that they’re killing the Raptors in the playoffs.
Ignore the Vine: Kyle Lowry hasn’t been able to shoot since his elbow was drained & it’s killing Toronto’s chances:https://t.co/rMtCS8KfXZ
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) May 4, 2016