Kyle Lowry's attitude towards the Raptors' game in Houston on Tuesday seems to be that it is just one of 82 on the schedule this season.

Yes, the opposing Rockets are the team that traded him to Toronto after Lowry went public with his belief that he couldn't play under head coach Kevin McHale, but Lowry said that's all in the past.

"I understand this is a business," Lowry said. "I never take anything personally involving the sport. In this league you can't get too caught up with what happens when you are traded or moved."

He says he is not keeping up with his former team and cares only about the Raptors, his new team.

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is obviously reluctant to contradict something his players have said, but in his experience a return to your former place of employment as an opponent is always a little bit more special.

"Anytime a player goes back home or goes up against a former team it means something," Casey said. "I'm sure he's too proud to say that or maybe he's not. But we don't make a big deal about it. We just hope he produces and plays the way he's capable whether it's Houston, Memphis or Phoenix."

McHale will not be on the Houston bench Tuesday. He is back home in Minnesota following the death of his 23-year-old daughter on the weekend.