Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Raptors, the team announced that Kyle Lowry would not return for the fourth quarter of Game 2 after suffering a leg injury.
At the start of the second half, Lowry went down awkwardly after Normal Powell collided with his knee and appeared to be in serious pain. Lowry tried to return but was visibly hobbled before TNT announced at the start of the fourth quarter that he was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
The organization’s media relations account Tweeted that he suffered a left ankle sprain, but there were no further details about the severity.
The Raports fell into an 0-1 hole after the Game 1 loss on Sunday and were already facing a massive deficit when Lowry got injured. He was playing well up to that point as he had 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, but wasn’t getting much help from his running mate DeMar DeRozan, who was just 1-of-9 from the field through the first three quarters.
The Raptors and their fans are obviously holding their breath that Lowry’s injury isn’t too serious and that he’ll be ready to return when the series shifts back to Toronto for Game 3 on Friday.