Consider this for a moment: Kyle Lowry is your Eastern Conference Player of the Week despite not playing in yesterday's Detroit Pistons game. He very much needed the rest, what with the heroics of Friday night's Cleveland miracle, tallying a career-high 43 points, and the effort it takes to earn a triple-double (even against the lowly Knicks). Yes, perhaps it was indicative of how great Lowry has been that the Raptors lost to the Pistons in convincing fashion with him in street clothes. He truly is that good.
For the week, Lowry averaged 28.7 points and 8.7 assists per game. He also shot [checks paper] 60 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range. Folks, that is damn good. The Raptors went 3-1 for the week, and it was largely because Lowry has been driving this team in a direction its never quite been before. Up, up, up, up, up.
Lowry has previously won the award three times (twice as a Raptor). But I was surprised he had not won it already this season. Probably too busy winning the Player of the Month award.