There are all kinds of accolades that could be tossed about when discussing Kyle Lowry and the way the Raptors point guard has been performing for about the last three weeks.

Coach Dwane Casey put it better than anyone could.

“He’s playing the game the right way.”

Lowry, obviously unfazed by weeks-old trade rumours, was as good as he’s ever been in a Raptors uniform on Saturday night, flirting with his second triple-double in leading Toronto to a 115-100 win over the New York Knicks in front of a sellout crowd of 19,800 at the Air Canada Centre.

The raw numbers were incredible — 32 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds — but more impressive was the way Lowry handled himself overall.

He calmed the team when the Knicks made an inevitable late run, he had a knack for getting the ball to the right guy at the right place at the right time and when he had to take control and assert himself, he did.