Kyle Lowry Puts A Sick Crossover Move On Victor Oladipo (Video)

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The Toronto Raptors truly have stuck gold with point guard Kyle Lowry at the helm of the offense. Whether is passing, scoring, or defense, Lowry bottom line gets the job done in exceptional fashion. Watch as Lowry delivers an insane crossover hesitation move to shake Victor Oladipo out of his performance sneakers.

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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry Crosses over Magic’s Victor Oladipo, Hits Open Landry Fields

The Toronto Raptors are currently the top team in the Eastern Conference, and they’re undoubtedly pleased that they were able to bring back Kyle Lowry on a four-year deal this offseason.

Lowry had another strong outing against the Orlando Magic on Monday. In the third quarter, the budding star crossed over Victor Oladipo, getting the second-year guard off balance before finding Landry Fields for the wide-open corner three-pointer.

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Why Kyle Lowry is the NBA’s most underrated point guard

by Josh Naso / @silverfox8008  Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry wasn’t a lottery pick (24th overall in 2006). He wasn’t a Rookie of the Year candidate, and he’s never…..
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76ers Overreacting to Kyle Korver Proves the Team Is Technically Trying to Win

There’s good and bad news for Philadelphia 76ers fans after Wednesday night’s 95-79 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The good news is we have definitive proof that the 76ers study game film—or have at least played enough NBA 2K15 to be familiar with skilled players from other teams. The bad news is that even their most careful planning backfired spectacularly.

SB Nation’s Mike Prada picked out a poignant moment from Wednesday’s 76ers-Hawks game. He noticed Philadelphia’s extreme dedication to defending Atlanta’s Kyle Korver at the three-point line—or, more specifically, how poorly the 76ers’ efforts went for them.

Prada noticed that at one point, three 76ers defenders took off after Korver as the shooting guard rounded a Paul Millsap screen. This was far too many cooks, and Philadelphia’s overreaction to Korver’s league-leading three-point shooting (55 percent) left Millsap all alone in the paint. 

Atlanta capitalized, Millsap dunked and the 76ers were again left scratching their heads. 

As for Korver, he continued to stuff the stat sheet, despite his opponent’s hypersensitivity around the perimeter. The Hawks shooting guard hit five of his seven three-point attempts (71 percent!) and finished the game with 17 points.

Give yourselves a hand, 76ers. You tried, which is half the battle.

 

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Evan Turner apologizes to Kyle Korver, complains about refs some more

Following a Celtics loss to the Hawks on December 2, Evan Turner criticized the officiating while simultaneously taking a jab at Kyle Korver, saying Korver “can’t guard to save his life.” Via Mass Live’s Jay King, Turner has since reached out to Korver.  Turner sent a text message to Korver’s teammate Elton Brand apologizing, and said:I did say that and it sounded way worse than what it was. Like, you know what I’m saying? Did I say something off the wall? That was wrong to say publicly and everything like that. I apologized to Kyle for that but he didn’t feel some type of way. But obviously people just run with it. And obviously, to get my quotes, it’s got to be a boring night in sports.But after the Celtics’ 133-132 double-OT loss to the Wizards on Monday, Turner was back to complaining about the refs again.  From Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe, Turner had this to say about John Wall’s game-winning three-point play:He made a good play going to the rack and he got the bucket, bu…

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Kyle O’Quinn Ejected, Fined 15k For Flagrant Foul

During Wednesday night’s game forward Kyle O’Quinn of Magic Orlando was ejected and fined $15,000 for flagrant foul on Los Angeles Clipper forward Blake Griffin, according to Sports Illustrated.
It was just a little under six minutes remaining in the second quarter when Blake Griffin attacked the hoop after pump-faking from the free-throw line. Kyle O’Quinn who was defending DeAndre Jordan, stepped up to match the NBA All-Star’s possible lay-up or dunk and struck Blake Griffin in the face causing him to fall hard to the ground.
Kyle O’Quinn was who was drafted in the NBA two seasons ago was ejected while Blake Griffin remained in the game. The 24-year-old finished with six points and one rebound.
 
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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry Scores Career-High 39 Points Against Jazz

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 39 points in Wednesday’s 123-104 win over the Utah Jazz, marking his fourth consecutive game with 25 or more points, per NBA.com Stats.

His previous career-best point total came back on Feb. 16, 2011, when he dropped 36 for the Houston Rockets in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, per Basketball-Reference.com’s play index.

The four-game streak of 25-point performances is also a personal best for Lowry, who previously had just one three-game streak with 25 or more points, which occurred in April for the Raptors, also per Basketball-Reference.com’s play index.

The recent hot streak is no coincidence, as it started last Friday against the Dallas Mavericks in the same game that fellow Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan suffered a torn left adductor longus tendon in his leg.

With Toronto missing half of its potent backcourt duo, Lowry has unsurprisingly taken on an increased role in the offense, averaging 30 points and 7.5 assists over the recent four-game stretch.

He has also benefited from a favorable schedule, with Friday’s game against the Mavericks followed by contests against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz.

Extending the streak to five games may be a more difficult task, as the Raptors face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Toronto.

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Kyle O’Quinn ejected for hitting Blake Griffin in face (GIF)

Orlando Magic forward Kyle O’Quinn received an automatic ejection from Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers after being called for a flagrant 2 foul for hitting Blake Griffin in the face with his forearm.It happened in the second quarter as Griffin was driving down the lane for a layup. O’Quinn made an aggressive play to swat the ball out of Griffin’s hands, but the follow-through got Griffin in the face and knocked him down to the floor.Griffin was not seriously hurt and stayed in the game.O’Quinn had started the game in place of Magic center Nikola Vucevic, who sat out the game with back spasms, so the ejection left the Magic really shorthanded, allowing the Clippers to run away with the game in the second half.Griffin finished with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter as the Clippers blew out the Magic 114-86.Video via G4NBAVideos.
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Kyle Wiltjer, No. 8 Gonzaga handle SE Louisiana

The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 30-4 run to bury the visiting Lions.

      
 

 

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Kobe Bryant has to endure Kyle Lowry’s nuts on his head, gives great reaction (VIDEO)

Kobe Bryant became the first player in NBA history to record 30,000 points and 6,000 assists in Sunday night’s 129-122 win against the Toronto Raptors.
But he ran into some trouble toward the end of the fourth quarter, when he ended up getting knocked down on the court near the restricted area. Kyle Lowry attempted to step over him, but ended up just dragging his nuts across Kobe’s head.
And in case you missed it while watching, Rick Fox made sure to alert viewers of what happened during the broadcast….
 

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