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Toronto Raptors’ PG, Kyle Lowry,

A lot can be said about the photo above. A lot can also be said about Kyle Lowry’s Game 1 performance against the Miami Heat 2 weeks ago. The Toronto Raptors’ point guard played a total of 43 minutes and finished with 7 points in an overtime loss. Shooting 3 of 13 from the field with only 6 assists. But over the journey of a 7 game series, a team, a franchise, and yes, even a player can change the entire series. Kyle Lowry did just that, after every pivotal game he would continue to get better. Finishing with 18 points in game 2, 33 points in game 3, and ultimately his best performance with 35 points today. 

Toronto Raptors’ Center, Bismack Biyombo.

A huge performance from the entire Toronto Raptors team lead them to victory today. Backup center Bismack Biyombo would finish with 17 points, 16 rebounds and 2 blocks. Eastern Conference All-Star Demar DeRozan poured in 28 points himself. The bench would produce 11 points of their own as well.

Many basketball fans have seen the Toronto Raptors struggle since their establishing year in 1995. The Raptors had never reached the the Eastern Conference Finals as a franchise until today. A total of 21 years. Congrats to dem boys from the 6!

The Toronto Raptors are set to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 1 on Tuesday, May 17th. Who ya got?

Credits: Sporting News (For the photo).

-Terrence Whaley