Point guard Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, still dealing with a sprained left ankle, said he is doubtful to play Sunday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"I'm probably doubtful, honestly," Lowry told reporters on Saturday. "I don't think I'll be able to play. ... It's not looking great, but I'm not giving up on it."
Lowry, a three-time All-Star, did not play on Friday night as the Cavs beat Raptors 115-94 to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Lowry, who sustained the ankle injury in the second half of Game 2, was listed as questionable for Friday's game. He participated in the warmup and was listed as active for the game, but Cory Joseph started in his place. Lowry remained on the bench for the entire game
He said trying to play on Friday night might have made the ankle worse.
Lowry did not practice Saturday and received more treatment, adding he is not "giving up hope" of being able to attempt to play in Sunday's 3:30 p.m. ET game in Toronto.
LeBron James scored 35 points on Friday night as the Cavs moved within one game of a series sweep.
"They've got LeBron James," Lowry told The Vertical late Friday night. "Nobody's closing the gap on him. I mean, that's it right there: They've got LeBron James and nobody's closing the gap on him.
"I don't know when his prime is going to stop. I don't think it's going to stop anytime soon. I think he'll be able to continue what he's doing for a long time. But that's basketball. You've got to find a way to beat the best."