Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry questionable for critical Game 3 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

By The Sports Xchange   |   May 4, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry sat out Thursday's practice with a sprained left ankle and is questionable to play in Friday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second-round series, the team announced.

Lowry sustained the injury after colliding with a teammate in the second half of Wednesday's 125-103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The three-time All-Star briefly returned to the contest before ultimately being shut down as the Cavaliers took control of the game en route to claiming a 2-0 series lead.

"Kyle is our driving force, our point guard, our leader. So for us not to have him anything close to 100 percent, it would be difficult on us," backcourt mate DeMar DeRozan said. "But next guy, everybody else gotta do something a little bit more to fill whatever void it is he can't fully do out there on the court."

Lowry, who scored 20 points in both games of the series, averaged 15.1 points in 38.7 minutes per contest during the regular season.

Cory Joseph, who had 22 points in Wednesday's loss, likely would start if Lowry is unable to play in Game 3. Joseph averaged 4.7 points and 16.1 minutes during the regular season.

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