The NBA announced Monday that guard Kyle Lowry has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2. Lowry is the fifth Raptor in franchise history to capture the award, joining Chris Bosh (7X), Vince Carter (7X), Mike James and Jalen Rose. This is the second time Lowry has won the honour, having previously been named Western Conference Player of the Week with the Houston Rockets for games played March 14-20, 2011.
Lowry helped the Raptors to a 3-1 mark, averaging 25.0 points, 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds. He recorded 31 points, seven assists and five steals in a road victory January 27 at Brooklyn and followed up with a season-high 33 points and 11 assists January 29 versus Orlando. It marked the first time in his career Lowry scored 30 points in consecutive games.
Through 47 games this season, Lowry is averaging career highs in points (16.8), assists (7.6), steals (1.62) and minutes (36.3) and is shooting a career-best .401 (120-for-299) from three-point range. He is one of two players (Stephen Curry) in the NBA with 100 three pointers and 300 assists this season.
The Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic was named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 26.8 points and 6.0 assists in four games.