Well now, isn't this special? DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, having just led their team, the Toronto Raptors, through a 12-2 month and an 11-game win streak, are the Eastern Conference Players of the Month.
#Raptors guards @DeMar_DeRozan and @Klow7 have been named Eastern Conference Players of the Month— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) February 2, 2016
For the past 31 days, DeRozan and Lowry averaged a combined 45.6 points, 24.0 rebounds, 10.9 assists, and approximately 35.4 bromantic moments. They are now the first two Raptors in franchise history to have earned the award twice (DeRozan won it in April 2015, Lowry in December 2014). Both put up all kinds of season-high marks as well (35 points in one game for DeRozan, 11 assists in another for Lowry). It was a hell of a good time to watch.
It's a nice grace note to add to one of the finest months in Raptors franchise history. The team is on the road for the next few games leading up to the All-Star break, but how sweet is all this starting to feel to the home town fans?
Answer: Pretty damn sweet.