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Kyle Lowry returning from injuries after ‘trash’ self-assessment

The Toronto Raptors took on the Golden State Warriors at the ACC

Toronto, Canada - February 27 - In first half action, Kyle Lowry (7) of the Toronto Raptors battles with Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors. The Toronto Raptors took on the top ranked Golden State Warriors at the Air Canada Centre in NBA action. February 27, 2015 (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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Kyle Lowry described his game as “trash.”

The game after that, he shot 1-for-7 with two turnovers and no assists.

So the Raptors sat him.

Josh Rubin of

After three games of rest and recuperation, Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is returning to action Friday against the Charlotte Hornets.
“I’m feeling like a million bucks,” said Lowry, grinning from ear to ear.

Toronto went 1-2 without Lowry, beating the 76ers and losing to the Knicks and Cavaliers. It wasn’t a pretty stretch, but things weren’t going swimmingly otherwise.

Not long ago, the Raptors looked like a credible threat to win the Eastern Conference. Their defense had yet to click, but it seemed like only a matter of time until it matched last year’s success.

Since, the Hawks have proven their dominance, and Cleveland has found its stride. Toronto is now a longshot.

The Raptors have a shot though – if Lowry plays well. Their playoff hopes start with him, and they certainly hope his week off jumpstarts him.