Despite finishing the regular season with a franchise-best 59 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, it’s hard to not see this season as a disappointment. They were swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavaliers for the second year in a row.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry spoke to reporters about his season after a sweep at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, saying it was “wasted” because he was championship-or-bust.  

“(Our playoff loss) does feel a lot different because we felt we could possibly make the NBA Finals, that was our goal,” Lowry said. “That’s always been a real goal for us, that’s the only things that matters.”  

“For me it was championship or bust, that’s what I feel,” Lowry said. “That’s what I always feel, so a wasted year for me.”

“The regular season doesn’t matter,” Lowry said. “Whatever happens you’ve got to be ready for this time (of) year, the physical strength. That’s what’s important.” 

Being swept is demoralizing, especially considering they came in as the #1 seed in the Easter Conference. Definitely a disappointment. If they could have given the Cavs a little tougher time, this wouldn’t have been all a waste. You always have next season Kyle.