Toronto made quite the impact at the All-Star game this year. Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Nick Nurse repped the Raps on Team Giannis over the 2020 All-Star weekend in Chicago.
Kyle Lowry made his sixth appearance in an all-star game this year. He put up 13 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes. Lowry played the most minutes off the bench throughout this game, showing that he is the guy that Nurse could turn to in high-stakes situations.
Lowry missed a couple shots near the end of the game that could’ve got Team Giannis closer to victory, but he was one of the most reliable guards on the team. Kemba Walker made a huge impact too, scoring 23 points, but couldn’t match up to Team LeBron on the defensive end in the final minutes of the game. We all know Lowry’s defence comes in clutch, and he took two huge charges from Kawhi Leonard and James Harden at key moments of the game.
P-Skills played in his first All-Star game this year. He had 15 points, shooting 70 per cent from the field. He also had six rebounds and a steal. Pascal did miss a key free throw at the end of the game that could’ve brought Team Giannis within two points of victory, but his miss didn’t cost them the game. There were several possessions after Siakam’s miss which weren’t taken advantage of.
Nick Nurse was the head coach of Team Giannis this year. Throughout this season so far, Nurse has been nothing but crafty in figuring out how to win despite countless injuries and adversity. Even though there isn’t a large amount of coaching done in an All-Star game, Nurse put together some killer lineups in the last quarter of the game to give Team Giannis the best chance of winning.