NEW YORK -- The Toronto Raptors survived decently while Kyle Lowry missed over a month with a wrist injury.
Now Lowry is back and the Raptors are trying to continue their strong finish with the playoffs looming in the near future.
Lowry and the Raptors play their penultimate game of the regular season Sunday afternoon when they visit the New York Knicks and attempt to clinch the third seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Raptors (49-31) are one game ahead of the Washington Wizards, who lost to the Miami Heat Saturday. Toronto owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with Washington.
"Come next weekend, it's a whole different dynamic of basketball," Toronto star DeMar DeRozan said. "That's the best part of the year. That's what you work for to play into April, going into May and so on."
Toronto was 14-7 without Lowry. Lowry did not play the first two games after the All-Star break and the Raptors announced he was getting right wrist surgery on Feb. 26 before their last visit to New York. >> Read more