Kyle Lowry called in to ESPN after the game and talked with Chris Broussard.

Lowry spoke about the trade rumours, the turnaround since the Rudy Gay trade, what he thinks of the city and his future. And yes, he addressed the All-Star snub as well.

On the game: “First game after the All-Star game is always tough and we don’t have any wiggle room, so we came out there and put our stamp on the game”

On the rumours: “As professionals, we always hear about it and have our friends and families ask questions, but as professionals we have a job to do and no matter what uniform you’re in you have to go out there and do your job. For me, personally, the rumours don’t affect me because at the end of the day I’m a Toronto Raptor”

On Gay trade: “We got a group of guys come in who all know how to play the game…everyone has accepted the role they’ve been given. The ball is moving tremendously, no-one has an ego and everyone is out there trying to win games for the team”

Chip on shoulder due to All-Star snub: “No, honestly, I’m playing the second half to get our team to the playoffs.”

Lowry had a huge third quarter against the Wizards where he scored 14 points on 6-8 FG shooting to counter John Wall. The Raptors won 103-93 – read the Reaction post.

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