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Kyle Lowry passes Jose Calderon to become Toronto Raptors all-time assists leader

Kyle Lowry is now the Toronto Raptors' assists king.

On Tuesday, the 33-year-old passed José Calderón to become the franchise's all-time assists leader with a full court pass that set up a layup for Terence Davis.

Lowry, who was traded to the Raptors in the offseason of 2012, entered the night nine assists shy of tying Calderón and 10 assists away from becoming No. 1 on the all-time list.

He would surpass his former teammate in the fourth quarter of the Raptors contest against the Atlanta Hawks and would finish the game with a near-triple-double of 12 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Lowry entered the season 265 assists shy of passing Calderón, who is now No. 2 on the franchise's all-time list with 3,770 assists over 525 games.

Calderón also took to his personal Twitter page to pen a personal message to Lowry, saying "Congratulations Kyle! Really happy for you! I always think about all the great moments we had on those teams! Love you!"

Toronto Raptors All-Time Assists Leaders
Rank Player Seasons Assists
1 Kyle Lowry 2012-Present 3,772
2 José Calderón 2005-13 3,770
3 DeMar DeRozan 2009-18 2,078
4 Alvin Williams 1997-06 1,791
5 Damon Stoudamire 1995-98 1,761

In each of his eight seasons with the Raptors, Lowry has averaged at least 6.4 assists per game. This season, the 14-year veteran is averaging 7.3 assists per game to go along with 20.0 points per game.

Lowry will hope to hear his name called on Thursday, Jan. 30 when the reserves for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game are announced.

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