KYLE Lowry took charge in a late-game rally to overcome an eight-point fourth quarter deficit as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Utah Jazz, 101-93, at the Air Canada Center on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
Trailing 83-75 with over seven minutes to play in the fourth, Lowry powered a 19-5 rally to give the Raptors the lead first time and even led by six, 94-88, with 2:43 to go.
The Jazz fired five straight points to get within one but Lowry scored a crucial basket and had two clutch steals down the stretch to complete the Toronto comeback.
Lowry scored 28 of his 33 points in the second half to lead the Raptors. DeMar DeRozan added 23, while Jonas Valanciunas finished with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds to give Toronto a 24-11 card.
Shelvin Mack led Utah with 17 points but only had four in the second half, while Gordon Hayward added 16. Rudy Gobert chipped in a double-double of 15 markers and 16 boards but the Jazz still lost its second straight game to fall to 22-15.