The Toronto Raptors have the second best record in the Eastern Conference at 28-10 and managed to escape Brooklyn with a 114-113 overtime win over the Nets on Monday night.
Up until Monday night, the Raptors had been one of the East’s healthiest teams, at least as far as top players, with their stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan appearing in all 38 games and Serge Ibaka appearing in 34. However, in the overtime period, the team suffered a major scare when Lowry landed hard on his back on an attempted rebound.
Lowry stayed down while the trainers looked at him, and was eventually able to get up onto his own feet to attempt to walk off the floor. However, it was too painful to make it to the locker room and teammates Jonas Valanciunas and Lucas Noguiera picked him up to carry him off the court.
Hopefully the injury looks worse than it was and it’s simply a hard fall and a bruise or contusion of some kind, but it’s always scary to see someone go down with an injury to their back. There isn’t an official update on Lowry’s status as of this time, but we will provide an update when one is available. For now, this is all we know.
When those results come back, we’ll let you know.
UPDATE: Lowry was diagnosed with a bruised tailbone.