Lowry Leads Raps to Win in Return, Durant Back Saturday
The regular season is winding down and the NBA playoffs are right around the corner. What’s a better time for stars to return to their teams than now?
On Wednesday night, Kyle Lowry returned to the Toronto Raptors line-up and looked to have never skipped a beat. Putting up 27-points and dishing out 10-dimes, all while shooting a very efficient 56.3% from the field, Lowry was able to lead a fierce Toronto Raptors comeback, rallying his team from down 20 in the first half to a 105-102 win against the Detroit Pistons.
Playing a game-high 42-minutes in his return, it seems as though Lowry is feeling just dandy.
At 48-31, the Raptors have a slight edge over the Washington Wizards for third in the Eastern Conference, with just three games remaining. With the Raptors gelling so well in Lowry’s absence, these next three games will be vital for Dwane Casey and his squad to get their star point guard back into the fold.
On the west coast, it was confirmed that the Golden State Warriors will welcome back their superstar Kevin Durant back on Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets. Durant, who has been sitting out the past month with a knee injury will have three regular season game tune-ups before the Warriors begin their playoff run.
As if the Warriors even needed Durant, the title favourites will be going for their 14th straight win on Saturday night.
The last bit of news from around the league involves the Chicago Bulls. Winners of six of their past ten games, the Bulls are trying to make a late push to lock down a playoff spot. It seems like they will get some much needed help too as Dwyane Wade, originally said to be done for the year with a fractured elbow, is going to be making his return to the Bulls line-up on Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets.
The NBA is starting to really heat up!