Kyle Lowry shows what he can do as Raptors drop Wizards | National Post

Nonetheless, the team’s offence appeared to have a sense of purpose that had been missing. The team finally started to notice that Fields likes to make off-the-ball cuts, with Lowry and DeRozan both finding him for easy buckets. The pace was pushed with more regularity, and the ball moved with more crispness. If it was a sign of things to come, it might be OK for some cautious optimism.

LOWRY STRONG IN RAPTORS DEBUT, A VICTORY OVER WIZARDS | TSN

Lowry played with hustle and poise in his Raptors debut and combined with Fields like they were longtime teammates on Wednesday in Toronto’s 104-101 pre-season victory over the Washington Wizards.

Kyle Lowry shines in debut as Toronto Raptors defeat Washington Wizards 104-101 | The Star

Who will start at point guard has been one of the storylines of training camp, and Calderon came off the bench to do a decent job of running the second unit.

Wizards fall, but not in a blaze of glory | Washington Post

Wall might be unfamiliar with Bon Jovi’s music, but some of the rocker’s tunes were probably appropriate on a night when the Wizards built an early lead before failing to go down in a blaze of glory — while at the same time giving late-game execution a bad name.

Pre-season Thoughts: Raptors 104, Wizards 101 | RaptorBlog

Other than Terrence Ross missing out with a sore knee, the Raptors and their fans finally got a glimpse of what this year’s roster looks like when healthy in another narrow pre-season victory.

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