#TorontoRaptors; #KyleLowry; #EasternConferencePlayerOfTheWeek;
Toronto, Dec 23 (Canadian-Media): Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, the five-time NBA all-star, has been named the NBA's Eastern Conference player of the week, for the sixth time, after scoring 20 in the 4th quarter and a game-high 32 to lead Toronto all the way back after being down to Dallas by as many as 30 points, media reports said.
Kyle Lowry. Image credit: Facebook Page
Last Wednesday in Detroit Lowry was able to get his franchise-best 13th career triple-double win.
Lowry is the second Raptor this year to be named an East player of the week. Pascal Siakam was second Raptors who won the title of East player of the week in the second week of November.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder was named West player of the week.
Toronto, Dec 12 (Canadian-Media): Kawhi Leonard was given a standing ovation from the Toronto crowd when he received a championship ring, largest-ever NBA championship ring, with more than 640 diamonds from the raptors in a pre-game ceremony on Wednesday in Toronto, as being the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 2019 NBA Finals, media reports said.
Kawhi Leonard. Image credit: Facebook Page
MVP is an annual honour which a given to a single player in a sports league at the end of a season, as voted by other players, sports writers, and fans.
Leonard, the first Finals MVP to play with another team the following year, had earlier signed with his hometown Clippers in the off-season.
"I'm going to be connected with Kawhi for life because of what we achieved last year," Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said prior to the game.
"It's always great to see guys get a ring, especially when they're on your team now," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
#MapleLeaf; #NazemKadri; #Toronto; #Colorado
Toronto, Dec 5 (Canadian-Media): Former Maple Leaf Nazem Kadri, who played 10 years in Toronto with the Maple Leafs before being traded to Colorado (United States) during this summer, received a standing ovation Wednesday on his return to Toronto, media reports said.
Nazem Kadri. Image credit: Facebook Page
"I came close to shedding a tear," Kadri said. "I’m forever thankful for the fans embracing me and treating me so well."
Frederik Andersen, a Danish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, now alone in fourth in NHL scoring with 44 points while the Colorado centre has goals in five straight games, and 12 points over that span.
Overall, it’s hard to say which team was the winner. Both the teams got players that significantly helped their teams out.
Usually, the winner of the trade is the team that got the best player, so in this case, that means we should acknowledge Avalanche in this deal for bringing in Kadri.