Kyle Lowry returns, Raptors beat Pistons 105-102

Kyle Lowry returns, Raptors beat Pistons 105-102

Cory Joseph knocked down two consecutive threes to cut the Raptors' deficit to 50-39 with 2:41 left in the second quarter.

Barring a miracle to get the Pistons into the playoffs, Drummond and the Pistons will play their final game at The Palace at 8 p.m. on Monday against the Washington Wizards. Following Wednesday's win, the Raptors had Thursday off and now get set to play host to Miami on Friday night, Toronto's final home game of the regular season, before closing out the year with a Sunday matinee in NY against the Knicks and Wednesday night in Cleveland. "I liked the way we finished, but we can't play that way and expect to go anywhere". In the end, the Pistons surrendered a 12-point lead with just more than six minutes to play and lost 105-102. It's darn near impossible, but should Charlotte and the Pistons win out and Chicago, Miami and IN lose their final 12 games Detroit would claim the seventh seed. We certainly don't want our guys to do it, we'd hold the ball and the whole thing, " Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said.

"I wouldn't have played if I had any fear".

When it was over and the Raps had come back from a 20-point hole to beat the Pistons, the head coach admitted he miscalculated Lowry's time on the floor.

The Toronto Raptors welcomed back Kyle Lowry to the team, then shot the ball like he had to win the game by himself. We pretty much have to go undefeated, and we need a couple of teams to lose three more games. With three more ties in the final minutes, a Valanciunas hook shot followed by a DeRozan jump shot gave Toronto a four-point lead.

Pence cast tie breaking vote on Planned Parenthood funding
Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted with the Democrats against the bill, according to Politico . Women's marches have been held across the country to protest cuts to reproductive health care.

Detroit was playing without starting point guard Reggie Jackson, who has been shut down since March 24 after struggling all season after a knee injury.

The Pistons would get within two, but Valanciunas would hit a free throw to give Toronto a three-point lead with 7.1 seconds and the Pistons could not connect on multiple attempts from beyond the arc.

The step the Raptors must now complete is for the likes of Ibaka and Tucker to continue to play off Lowry, who cited the team's toughness, resilience and experience as the reasons why they escaped the Palace after trailing by as many as 20. He joined the Pistons' bench late in the first half and started the second half. The victory was Toronto's largest comeback win of the season and the second fourth-quarter comeback for the Raptors in Detroit this season. The Pistons and Detroit Red Wings both move to Little Caesars Arena this fall, after what is likely to be the first season where they both miss the playoffs since 1982-83. Caldwell-Pope took his regular rotation spot in the second half, but only scored two points.

Chicago and IN both play Thursday night, the Bulls at Philadelphia and Pacers hosting Milwaukee, and wins would mathematically eliminate the Pistons.

Related News:

  • Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Average Recommendation of

    Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts

    The decision comes after Lloyds announced plans to close 400 branches, resulting in 9,000 job losses. LYG stock's price is now -22.34% down from its 52-week high and +38.97% up from its 52-week low.
    Moto G5 smartphone launched in India

    Moto G5 smartphone launched in India

    The device features a refined camera experience with the signature Best Shot software, beautification mode, and professional mode. For connectivity , this phone offers options of 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Global Positioning System etc.

    Mumbai University fails to make it to top 100 of ministry list

    In Jadavpur University rival student groups clashed over the screening of a political film+, also past year . He said grants and funds would be more for those institutions faring better in rankings under NIRF .
  • Kashmir's stone pelters are just fighting for nation: Farooq Abdullah

    Kashmir's stone pelters are just fighting for nation: Farooq Abdullah

    Abdullah is contesting from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency as a candidate for the NC-Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. I want to tell Modi saheb that tourism is our life no doubt about that, but a stone-pelter has nothing to do with tourism.
    Honda sales fall just under 1 percent as Acura struggles

    Honda sales fall just under 1 percent as Acura struggles

    Average March transaction pricing in March increased by $1,800, boosted by a $2,500 increase in average F-Series transactions. Also, EVP Karl-Thomas Neumann sold 1,379 shares of General Motors Company stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th.

    Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

    President Trump is expected to sign the Title X measure, though his administration is yet to release a statement of intent on it. The Title X grant of the Public Health Service Act is the only federal program focused exclusively on providing family planning.
  • Taser changes name in shift to software, police services

    Taser changes name in shift to software, police services

    The company may have initially made its name with the Taser device, but the move towards body cameras has been a lucrative one. Axon invites all providers of body cameras to join in this effort and provide free trial equipment for public safety agencies.
    Apple 'sorry' for bin-like Mac Pro, promises an upgrade is coming

    Apple 'sorry' for bin-like Mac Pro, promises an upgrade is coming

    Separately, the company revealed that it is releasing two upgraded configurations of the Mac Pro this week in the meanwhile. Even when it launched, the Mac Pro wasn't as powerful as it could have been.
    Reverse April Fool's Day Prank - 'Rick and Morty' Season 3 Premiered Today

    Reverse April Fool's Day Prank - 'Rick and Morty' Season 3 Premiered Today

    Could Rick Still Be in Prison? But the sauce is now "no longer available", at least not in this reality. Episode 5 of our brand new podcast The Capital B has arrived! You can see all of the clips below.
  • Russia: Jehovah's Witnesses Break Law by Refusing Blood Transfusions

    Russia: Jehovah's Witnesses Break Law by Refusing Blood Transfusions

    Since 2004 sever branches and chapters of the organization were banned and shut down in various regions of Russian Federation . Russian officials raided the group's national headquarters in February and confiscated a reported 70,000 documents.
    Group asks City Council to put SoccerCity plan on November ballot

    Group asks City Council to put SoccerCity plan on November ballot

    The group proposed the development shortly after the NFL's Chargers announced they were relocating to the Los Angeles area. In a statement released after the vote, MLS said "For many years we have believed that St.
    Who is Susan Rice, the Obama ally behind the 'unmasking' controversy?

    Who is Susan Rice, the Obama ally behind the 'unmasking' controversy?

    She gave, as a hypothetical answer, "if two foreigners were having a conversation" about a possible bombing with an American. The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group published a report Monday quoting former U.S.


Most liked

Louis CK goes on an epic, sweary rant about Trump
In an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night's episode of " Late Show ", C.K. ranted about various types of liars. "Mr. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS. "I don't take it back, I regret it".

PCB may rope in Misbah for directorial role post retirement, hints Shaharyar
Since his 2001 test debut in New Zealand, Misbah has gone on to make 4951 runs from 72 matches at a 45-plus average. He also announced his retirement from the limited overs format following Pakistan's exit in the 2015 World Cup.

Pakistan call up teenage leg-spinner Shahdab Khan for Windies tests
Pakistan bowler Mohamed Amir and team captain Misbah-ul-Haq plot their tactics. Misbah-ul-Haq has announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Keyboard Kimura: Cormier can't shake the asterisk that comes with his title
Johnson is coming off three consecutive KO/TKO wins, including a 13-second stoppage of Glover Teixeira a year ago . I don't go in there half-assing. " Ryan Bader shot from halfway across the Octagon".

High-risk HPV affects 23 percent of American adults
Recent research from the CDC this week showed that almost half of Americans are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Full context: Susan Rice answers questions about Trump transition spying allegations
Devin Nunes' revelation that Trump associates had been incidentally swept up in US surveillance of foreign targets and unmasked. Nunes also said he confirmed that "additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked".

MLK50 events to honor life, legacy of Dr. King
King did, but none can deny his dedication to his cause and the determination and the bravery with which he pursued his course. They were part of the Third World upsurge, which had emerged after World War II in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Georgetown Hires Patrick Ewing As Men's Basketball Coach
Ewing's stints as an assistant coach includes the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets , Orlando Magic , and Charlotte Hornets . Instead, he returns to college, rejoining the program he helped win an NCAA title in 1984 with coach John Thompson Jr.

IS fighters in Mosul provoking coalition strikes on civilians
Islamic State overran about a third of Iraq in 2014, benefiting from the Sunni-Shi'ite rift that weakened the army. On Wednesday night, a suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint on Baghdad's main southern entrance.

LA County Sheriff's, CHP To Increase Distracted Driving Enforcement In Santa Clarita
Officers will be looking for those drivers with their cell phones in their hands on the freeways. "If you get three in 18 months, your maximum fine is $450, the minimum stays the same".

Thompson hit with four-shot penalty in final round
She incurred a two-shot penalty for the breach and another two-shot penalty for returning an incorrect scorecard. Thompson was visibly shaken when the ruling dropped her from 16 under to 12 under and one shot off the lead.

Fed signals shift in balance sheet policy 'this year'
Bond strategists expected the minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting , released Wednesday at 2 p.m. With improving economic conditions, the Fed increased interest rates by 25 basis points on March 15.

What the death of broadband privacy rules means
This latest Trump era attack on regulations is being seen as the first of many that could alter the future of the internet. During a floor debate, she said that, "Republicans want this (private) information to be sold without your permission".

MCD Election 2017: Congress doesn't see AAP as factor
Among the names in the second list was Mukesh Goel, now the Leader of the Opposition in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. His threat to quit the party came a day after the Congress released its second list of candidates for the civic polls.

Hot day in Delhi
The weather conditions will remain the same and temperatures will continue to settle way above the 40-degree mark. The maximum temperature in Amritsar was 34.8 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.