The Toronto Raptors blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry ripped his team when addressing the media following their 13th loss in their last 23 games.
“(We’re) being put in the same situations over and over and we’re not being successful. Something’s gotta give, something gotta change,” Lowry said. When asked about what changes Lowry wanted to see, he wisely stayed quiet.
“I have an idea but I’ll keep my mouth shut, keep it very professional.”
Toronto shot themselves in the foot by playing nonsense offense and absent defense which added in yet another collapse to a sub-.500 team. Sunday’s game saw the Raptors repeatedly run basic plays for DeMar DeRozan to little effect down the stretch, while their defense allowed a Pistons side led by Ish Smith to shoot 59 percent in the final frame.
The game-winning shot for the Pistons saw Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all by himself in the corner to drill a three for a one-point lead. The Raptors promptly called timeout to set up an isolation for DeRozan that rimmed out.
Lowry also added that he’s starting to get very worried. “I’m starting to get worried. Yeah. It’s not going the way it’s supposed to be going and things aren’t changing so yeah, I’m starting to get worried,” he said.