Raptors record largest comeback in franchise history vs. Mavericks

Arun Srinivasan

You’ve heard it from us before, and you’ll hear it again: never underestimate the heart of a champion.

The defending champion Toronto Raptors staged the largest comeback win in franchise history, with Kyle Lowry submitting 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a standout performance against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, leading his team to a 110-107 victory.

Toronto trailed Dallas 85-55 with 2:32 remaining in the third quarter but rallied for one of the most spectacular victories in recent memory, rattling off a 47-point fourth quarter.

Lowry scored 20 of his 32 points during the fourth quarter, leading Toronto on an improbable, unstoppable barrage and head coach Nick Nurse summed up the feelings of those in attendance quite succinctly.

“I've never seen anything like it,” Nurse said post-game, according to TSN’s Josh Lewenberg.

After the game, Lowry gave all the credit to his teammates.

Lowry defined what it meant to be a leader in every facet Sunday, and now the Raptors prepare for Monday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, along with a marquee Christmas Day game against the Boston Celtics.

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