This one is going to hurt. And when you’re 1-4, you don’t need more things that hurt.
Kyle Lowry — the Raptors leading scorer, assist man and best player this season, is out Saturday against the 76ers with a sprained right ankle, the team announced. He turned the ankle in the Raptors loss to Oklahoma City Tuesday. That would be the same ankle he sprained this summer and he said he was going to take time in coming back to make sure it is right. Don’t be shocked if he misses more games.
The Raptors also will be without Landry Fields for the game with a sore wrist. He is thinking of getting a second opinion on the wrist next week.
Lowry is averaging 18.3 points a game on 54.5 percent shooting (44.4 percent from three), 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds a game. He has a ridiculous PER of 31.3 in this young season. Those are monster numbers.
Jose Calderon will start for Lowry, and while Calderon has been solid he has not been spectacular like Lowry.