Trans. Oct 24 8:18 ET (Oct 24 8:18 ET ) DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 13, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 83-80 on Friday night at the Bell Centre in the final preseason game for both teams. Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams each added 12 points for the Raptors (7-1), who won six straight in the preseason and matched their exhibition victory record of seven. Carmelo Anthony had 24 points for the Knicks (3-4), and Amare Stoudemire had 11 points and six rebounds.
Kyle Lowry was in regular-season form vs. the Knicks on Friday, chipping in 12 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and one steal in the Raptors' home victory.
The Scoop:K-Low doesn't have the cachet as other PGs like Damian Lillard or Kyrie Irving, but he's every bit as valuable for fantasy purposes. He was a second-round value last year and enters the 2014-15 season as a clear-cut leader for the Raptors, so there's nothing preventing him from a repeat performance.
Kyle Lowry returned from a rest on Wednesday and hit 3-of-7 shots for 11 points, three rebounds and six assists in 21 minutes.
The Scoop:He missed all four of his 3-point attempts, but on a night the Raps turned it over 25 times, Lowry only had two of them. He got paid $48 million by the Raptors over the summer and all signs are pointing to a big season.
The Scoop:This was a scheduled rest day for the Raptors stars, and there's nothing to see here. Lowry is set to have another big season for the Raptors and makes for a solid early-round selection, while DeMar DeRozan is a nice mid-round target for owners seeking some scoring.
Kyle Lowry played just nine minutes and hit 3-of-5 shots for seven points, three rebounds, no assists and a 3-pointer.
The Scoop:No worries here. He's not injured and simply got a light night of action. He iced his knees on the bench, but unless you hear of an injury later, it's all systems go for another big season from Lowry.