Lowry has committed to playing for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Doug Smith of the TheStar.com reports. Lowry continues to reach new heights as he is about to enter his tenth season in the league. The Toronto point guard will be on Team USA for the first time in his career, as he comes off his best season to date. He averaged 21.2 points and 6.4 assists on the year, while leading the Raptors to the Eastern Conference finals. Lowry has a chance to be the team's starting point guard with Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, and Russell Westbrook all withdrawing their names from consideration.
Lowry underwent a physical over the weekend to determine whether or not offseason surgery on his ailing right elbow will be necessary, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports. Lowry sustained the elbow injury in late March, but played through the issue over the remainder of the regular season and postseason, save for a couple games down the stretch to rest up for the playoffs. Though he ended the Raptors' Eastern Conference Finals series loss to the Cavaliers on a high note with 35 points on 11-for-22 shooting in Game 6, Lowry's shot was off for much of the postseason, which may be partially due to the elbow injury. News on Lowry's decision on surgery should surface in the next couple of days after the Raptors have had the opportunity to fully evaluate him, but don't expect the point guard to be at risk of missing the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign regardless of what ends up happening.
Lowry scored 35 points (11-22 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding three rebounds, three assists and a block in 42 minutes during Friday's Game 6 loss to the Cavaliers. While the Raptors as a team didn't put up much of a fight in Cleveland's series-clinching win, Lowry certainly went down swinging. It was the fifth time in the last 11 games that he scored 30 or more points, and he finishes Toronto's playoff run by averaging 19.1 points, 6.0 assists, 4.7 boards, 2.1 threes and 1.6 steals in 20 games.
Lowry lit up the Cavaliers for 35 points (14-20 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists, five rebounds and three steals across 44 minutes in Monday's 105-99 win in Game 4 of the series. It's the fourth time this postseason that Lowry has surpassed the 30-point plateau, but this was by far his best shooting outing in any of those contests. While he's still hit only 38.9 percent of his shots during his 18 playoff contests, Lowry is hovering around his regular season marks with 18.6 points, 6.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 three-pointers and 1.7 steals across 38.6 minutes.
Lowry scored 20 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding six rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes during Saturday's Game 3 win over the Cavaliers. Once again Lowry's aggressive playing style, and a lack of respect from the refs, resulted in some early foul trouble, but the Toronto point guard was able to stay in the game and bury some big shots after scoring only 18 combined points through the first two games of the series. Expect another full-throttle effort from Lowry on Monday in Game 4.
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