Raptors' Kyle Lowry leads team to win in hometown Philadelphia

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry shoots under pressure from Philadelphia 76ers centre Dewayne...

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry shoots under pressure from Philadelphia 76ers centre Dewayne Dedmon (left) and forward Lavoy Allen at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 2014. (HOWARD SMITH/USA Today)

Mike Ganter, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:00 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Homecomings can be problematic — even for a veteran.

Not so for Kyle Lowry, though.

Lowry, as the 55 friends and family in section 123 just behind the Raptors bench would attest, remains a very popular man in these parts, having grown up here and then starring at Villanova.

But having been in the league for seven years, Lowry has this sort of thing down to a science.

As he explained to a throng of media Friday morning, it’s just a matter of getting all your ticket requests done the night before, deal with any changes early on game day and then turn the cell phone off at about 4:30 p.m. and focus on the task at hand.

In Lowry’s words its about “being a professional.”

That professionalism was evident as Lowry was locked into the game, finishing with his fourth career triple-double — his second in a Raptors uniform — in Toronto’s 104-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.


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