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Despite missing a last second shot that would have given the Raptors their first series win in 13 years, Kyle Lowry emerged as the unquestioned leader of a team thought to be closer to a top-five lottery pick than the playoffs at the beginning of the season. Lowry joined TSN 1050 on Monday to discuss his personal growth, what was going through his mind on his final second drive and whether his future plans include staying in Toronto. “That last play will be my summertime grind,” Lowry said of his final shot which was blocked by Paul Pierce in the lane as time expired. “That will be the picture in my head.” Maturing from a player who had a reputation as someone who butted heads with his head coaches – including Dwane Casey – Lowry said he grew up on-and-off the court this season, taking a leadership role on a roster that featured the youngest starting lineup among NBA playoff teams. Following the Raptors elimination, the attention will now turn to Lowrys impending free agency, and whether general manager Masai Ujiri will be able to keep his teams most important piece. At this point, Lowry said he has not considered his future, although he had kind things to say about the team and city. “Love the city, love being here, love being part of it. Love the organization, but havent really thought about it.” Kyle Lowry on Game 7 disappointment, future Carlos Santana Jersey . As future stars prepare to make the big leap to the professional ranks, TSNs Draft Week delivers wall-to-wall coverage of both the NHL and NBA Entry Drafts, highlighted by exclusive live coverage of both events. Richie Ashburn Jersey . The club announced Friday that Mauro Biello will be kept on as an assistant to coach Jesse Marsch when the Impact join the MLS in 2012. http://www.baseballphilliesofficial.com ... ey-c-15/.J. Ellis hit an RBI single in the ninth inning, Hanley Ramirez hit a tape-measure, three-run homer in the first against Cliff Lee and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday night. Pat Neshek Jersey .I get texts: Do you know Drake? Have you met Drake? He sits there every night, he hears me cuss out the referees every night, Casey said, laughing. Mike Schmidt Phillies Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney was mired in a shooting slump, and his woes coincided with a late-season swoon by the Orange.Michael van Gerwen and Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor slugged out a back-and-forth Premier League Darts tussle that ended as a deserved 6-6 draw. The two oche heavyweights continue to sit first and second in the league table, with Van Gerwen marginally ahead by one leg overall, after they could not be separated by their high-stakes clash in Glasgow.A magnificent 170 checkout against the throw gave Van Gerwen a glorious chance to extend his lead at the top of the Premier League, but Taylor kept his cool to break back in the following leg then hold his throw to earn a point. Watch Michael van Gerwen hit the first 170 of the 2016 Premier League After weeks of debate about whether Van Gerwen had overtaken Taylor as the greatest player ever, the opening leg of the match immediately appeared crucial. Taylor, against the throw, missed four darts at a double to break, and Van Gerwen was able to hold twice consecutively and found himself 2-1 ahead after a nervy start.The mighty Dutchman suddenly clicked into gear, breaking twice in a row and stringing five legs together to open a 5-1 lead that had Taylor reeling. The 16-time world champion showed his famous mettle with two breaks of his own - finishing on a bullseye, then from 120, to close the gap to 5-4. Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen expressed their respect for each other after playing out a scintillating draw From there, Van Gerwen thought hed set up a simple conclusion after his 170 checkout but missed three darts for the match and was forced to share the spotlight with his illustrious foe.Theres not a day that goes by where I dont ppractice thinking about this man, Taylor admitted afterwards.ddddddddddddDefending champion Gary Anderson enjoyed a homecoming to remember with two victories over Adrian Lewis and Peter Wright.The Flying Scotsman opened the night with a 7-4 win against Lewis, roared on by a vocal Scottish crowd who were finding their voice.Anderson stormed into a three-leg lead and Lewis was met with deathly silence when he struck back, although he was never able to make a fight of it. Anderson missed three match darts but returned in the next leg to finalise his first win. Gary Anderson earned a pair of Premier League wins He then defeated Wright 7-5 in a finale between two Scottish players who had a boisterous crowd singing their lungs out.A back-and-forth contest saw both players refuse to give an inch and even when Wright broke, Anderson hit back immediately for 4-4. The crucial error was eventually made by Snakebite.Throwing for a draw, he watched Anderson miss a further handful of match darts but then missed a trio of his own to seal a point. Andersons two wins sent him up to third in the Premier League, a point behind Van Gerwen and Taylor.Raymond van Barneveld fended off the threat of an early exit from the Premier League with a 7-4 win against fellow struggler Dave Chisnall. Raymond van Barneveld finished on the bullseye for this superb 161 checkout against Dave Chisnall Chizzys winless run extended to six and Van Barneveld is now three points clear of him after a hat-trick of massive checkouts took him over the finishing line.Barney took out 121, 161 on the bullseye then 152 to outclass Chisnall and keep himself in the tournament ahead of the first ever date in his home country of the Netherlands.There was no happy homecoming for Scotlands Robert Thornton, who slipped to a 7-4 defeat to James Wade on home turf.Thornton undoubtedly put in his best performance of a winless season so far but he remains rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with just a single point.Gary Anderson 7-4 Adrian LewisJames Wade 7-4 Robert ThorntonMichael van Gerwen 6-6 Phil TaylorRaymond van Barneveld 7-4 Dave ChisnallGary Anderson 7-5 Peter Wright Also See: Fixtures/Results On Sky TV Prem Table Darts betting Get Sky Sports NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Jerseys NFL China NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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