Does anyone have any spare change?
Cavs superstar LeBron James saw Lowry go down, saying the injury "didn't look that great".
And it is time to pay up.
They say that a playoff series doesn't truly start until a team loses a game at home, but whoever said that clearly didn't see the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Toronto Raptors.
Just like a year ago in the conference finals, the Cavs are up 2-0 on the Raptors, who had better figure some things out or this series will be over quickly.
"Our second unit guys came in and gave us a big push", James said.
The Spurs claimed a 103-92 win against the Houston Rockets to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semi-final series.
He moved past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into second place on the all-time playoff scoring list.
Already a bit behind the curve after missing a month following the All-Star break then stung by a bad back, Lowry's contribution - or lack thereof - will go a long way in determining Toronto's Game 3 productivity. Kyle Lowry had 20 points and five assists to lead Toronto, but DeMar DeRozan had just five points on 2-of-11 shooting. The Cavs lowered the boom in the fourth quarter as Korver nailed three straight 3-pointers and James lowered his head and started attacking.
"I'm probably doubtful, honestly", Lowry said. "I wish I could be out there with my teammates, that's the goal". And I put a lot of work in on my craft and I live with the results. "As much as we don't want to make excuses of the regular season of us not being as dialed in as we can on the defensive end, when you get a chance to watch film on a team, focus on specific plays and be able to finally show your hand with what you're going to do defensively and limit them on a game-to-game basis, we're a better team". Over a four minute stretch, he nearly single-handedly turned a seven point lead into nineteen and the Cavs never looked back. Michael Jordan is first with 5,987 play-off points. But with (Lowry) questionable, that's why you have 15 on the roster. Only Jordan (109) has more.
"That play, throwing it off (the glass), having a beer on the sideline. all of those things should get you upset to compete, not to compete but to make it a physical contest", Casey said. "I still don't. Even at 32".
Kyrie Irving scored 16 points and Kyle Korver had 14 for the Cavaliers, who have posted three straight double-digit wins over Toronto. LeBron James has a way of making everything in opposition feel quaint anyway.
"Kyle being himself, the best shooter in the world", said the star guard.
"He was going to try, but it was still bothering him, and he was limping badly", said Toronto Coach Dwane Casey. After going 9-16 (56.25 percent) from two point range in the first quarter, the Cavs only went 3-14 (21.4 percent) from that range in the second quarter. I believe in our players. "It sucks", he said. "I have to wait".
Oddsmakers indicate that the series could be more competitive in Toronto with Cleveland favored by just three points, via OddsShark, but the betting line doesn't reflect how dominant LeBron James and the Cavs have been. They also have not faced much of a challenge offensively or defensively in their first six games.
DeRozan said the Raptors' terrible performance in both games was much tougher to stomach than the fact they're down 2-0 in the series.style="text-align: center;"