• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry starts and drops 25 in preseason win

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry dropped 25 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 5-6 FT) and six assists in a win over the Lakers on Thursday.Lowry missed the preseason opener with some groin soreness, so the 25-point performance is definitely a good sign. After posting career-highs across the board last year, Lowry should have the keys to the Raptors offense once again. After struggling earlier in his career, Lowry has really blossomed into a special player and he credits it to staying healthy. He'll need to do just that to live up to expectations this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Raptors PG Kyle Lowry missed preseason opener with groin soreness

    Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry did not play in Monday's preseason game against the Warriors due to some slight groin soreness, the Toronto Star reports.He looked fine the night before against the Clippers, so this was likely just precautionary on the part of the Raptors. Lowry should be fine once the regular season begins.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry tosses in 26 in preseason victory

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 26 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field and 11 of 12 at the line in 22 minutes Sunday to help his team beat the Clippers in preseason action. He also chipped in two assists and two steals.The Toronto offense was predictably out of sync this early, but the newly-trim Lowry looked good in attacking the basket. If he can just stay healthy, he could be in line for a big year.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Raptors G Kyle Lowry sheds some pounds

    Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry showed up for media day noticeably leaner than he's been throughout his career after hiring a new nutritionist in the offseason, the Toronto Sun reports."You've got to change your body a little bit. And I'm not a young pup no more, but it's just about the future for me, it's about being healthy," Lowry explained.Lowry faded badly toward the end of last season as nagging injuries took their toll on him, so his efforts to find a way to stay healthy are certainly worth noting. That said, he still plays a physical style of basketball, so it remains to be seen whether the new, trimmer Lowry will be better able to withstand the rigors of a full campaign.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Raptors' Casey: Kyle Lowry needs to reduce weight this summer

    Raptors coach Dwane Casey said Monday that guard Kyle Lowry has to get his weight back down this summer, TSN reports. Casey added that Lowry came into camp in great shape but that the guard had trouble after returning from his injuries. Lowry delivered his second straight quality scoring season this year, finishing with an average of 17.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (shin) in lineup for Game 3 vs. Wizards

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (shin) was in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Wizards. Lowry missed the final five minutes of a Game 2 loss due to a shin contusion. Lowry has not done well offensively through the first two playoff games. He is averaging just 6.5 points and shooting 25 percent (5 for 20) from the field. He is averaging 4.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Raptors' Kyle Lowry (shin) says he'll play in Game 3

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, who capped off a poor Game 2 performance by banging legs with the Wizards' Paul Pierce and hobbling off the court with a shin contusion, said he will be fine to play in Game 3 on Friday, per the National Post. Lowry missed the last five minutes of the Raptors loss but said he would be fine to play in the next game, which the Raptors desperately need after dropping the first two contests at home. More troubling is Lowry's play as the All-Star guard was just 3-of-10 from the floor in the loss. "I'm not getting clean looks right now and I even missed a couple of free throws. I can't dictate my game on just offense, I can't even stay on the floor," he said.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Raptors G Kyle Lowry (shin) limps off court, does not return Tuesday

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry left Tuesday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Wizards with a left shin contusion and did not return, reports TSN Sports.Lowry collided with Paul Pierce midway through the fourth quarter and limped off the court.He finished with six points on 3-of-10 shooting.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (back) says he is feeling great

    After scoring only seven points in the Game 1 loss to the Wizards, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry attributed the lack of success to having a bad game and not a back issue, reports the Toronto Sun. Lowry has been suffering from back spasms, which caused him to miss a variety of games toward the end of the season, but Lowry said he is feeling great heading into Game 2 on Tuesday. The Raptors are 5-point favorites for Game 2 against the Wizards.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (back) will play Friday

    Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has been cleared to play in Friday's game at Orlando, the team announced. Lowry has been dealing with back spasms and has not played since March 24, but he will start in Friday's game. The Raptors are 5 1/2-point favorites.