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Watch Kyle Lowry’s memorable (last?) Raptors press conference (video)

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry

TAMPA, FLORIDA - MARCH 24: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors looks on prior to the game between the Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets at Amalie Arena on March 24, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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Kyle Lowry is the greatest player in Raptors history, someone whose journey has made him beloved among Toronto fans.

Tomorrow, he might play for the Heat, 76ers, Lakers… or Raptors.

Certainty that Toronto will keep him has vanished. Trade-deadline day – also Lowry’s 35th birthday – brings plenty plenty of unpredictability.

Which made Wednesday strange. Maybe a farewell game. Maybe not.

For whatever it’s worth, Lowry threw up deuces after helping the Raptors to a 135-111 win over the Nuggets:

Fittingly for a player who makes so many subtle contributions, Lowry finished +42 against Denver. That’s the highest plus-minus of his career, highest by anyone in the NBA this season and second-highest in Raptors history (behind Mark Jackson’s +46).

After the game, Lowry had a lengthy and enjoyable press conference that included plenty of reflection, a touch of endearing combativeness and even a call from Drake: