Kyle Lowry suffered a shin contusion after colliding with Paul Pierce with six minutes remaining in Toronto’s Game 2 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday.
The game had already been decided; the Raptors were trailing by 15 points at the time, and Lowry had been largely ineffective, finishing with just six points on 3-of-10 shooting to go along with four assists in 27 minutes of action. But he left the game and did not return, which has his status for Game 3 at least a little bit in doubt.
The Raptors said Lowry will be re-evaluated Wednesday and it’s possible he could get some tests to determine whether there is any damage.
“It’s a little left knee, left shin contusion,” Lowry said. “But I’ll be OK.” …
“He’s trying to get back from the time that he’s had off from his back, when you’re trying to get back into the groove and he struggles,” coach Dwane Casey said. “I know Kyle; he isn’t going to say “it’s my back,” but that’s the difference.”
Toronto’s problem on this night was on the defensive end of the floor, where Bradley Beal and John Wall combined for 54 points and 19 assists during a game where Washington built a lead of as many as 23 points.
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It didn’t look too bad, and Lowry may ultimately be fine with a couple of days rest. But the Raptors need his mobility and playmaking on the floor if they’re going to begin to climb back into this series.