Kyle Lowry should have been celebrating the greatest shot of his life. Instead, he went back to the gym to bring his stroke back from the dead.
At the end of regulation in Tuesday night's Raptors-Heat Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 1, Lowry drained a half court shot to force overtime. Despite igniting the Air Canada Centre (and Drake Views memes), the Raptors fell in overtime, 102-96.
Lowry went 3-for-13 in the game, including 1-for-7 from three-point range, for seven points. He is averaging 13.0 points in eight postseason games. That's a far cry from the 21.2 points Lowry averaged during the regular season.
So how does Lowry deal with that? He went back onto the court after the game.
Kyle Lowry, right now pic.twitter.com/zwRrKcUAb5
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 4, 2016
Lowry played 43 minutes Tuesday night before this video, captured by Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, at 12:31 a.m.
"I'm going to hang out here for a little bit and just be in the gym, try to get back to just enjoying it, being in the gym, and having fun...," Lowry said, per Arthur's column. "I shoot the ball well when I'm by myself, but I'm by myself ... it's weird ... I have (been through slumps like this), but not at this time, and that's what sucks. Playoffs, all eyes are on you.
"So it sucks that I'm playing this bad when all eyes are on me, because I know I'm way better than this. So I've got to pick this s--- up."