Saturday, December 8, 2007
Lowry just misses triple double
Kyle Lowry had 14 points, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds for the Memphis Grizzlies in last night's overtime loss to the New Orleans Hornets. He was 1 rebound and 1 assist short of a triple double. He also had 1 steal and 1 block after getting the first start of his NBA career with Damon Stoudamire out with a stomach virus. Lowry proved he could run the team as a starting PG in the league, but he still needs to work on his 3-point shot, as he went 0-4 from downtown in the game. His performance wasn't enough to win though as they lost 118-116 in overtime. Chris Paul had a great game for the Hornets with 43 points and 9 assists. Other people are starting to recognize Lowry's greatness. In his ESPN.com column Bill Simmons, "The Sports Guy", wrote "Reason No. 12,811 why I love the NBA: Lowry. I just love him. You'll see him on a great team at some point -- we're about two or three years away from the Spurs sneaking him onto their roster somehow." Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas also mentioned Lowry in his popular blog. "Then we go down to Memphis and they got that kid Navarro. Him and Lowry, they kicked our butts. We probably looked at them and took it lightly."