Raptors Coach Dwane Casey was quick to remind every one after his team fell into an 0-2 hole to the Cavaliers, both by blowout, that this has happened before. Last year in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Raptors got rolled in Games 1 and 2 only to bounce back at home and win Games 3 and 4 to even the series.
That’s not happening without Kyle Lowry.
And the All-Star point guard says he is a game-time decision due to a sprained ankle. Here are the quotes, via Blake Murphy of the Toronto Sun.
If you’ve played some hoop and ever did one of those inward rolls, those hurt a lot and seem to heal more slowly.
I’d be surprised if Lowry doesn’t go in Game 3, but how well he moves and how much he can give Toronto is up for debate. They need him, as the Cavaliers have done a good job taking away what DeMar DeRozan wants to do (5 points in Game 2).
If Lowry can’t have a big game, this playoff series against Cleveland is not going to be like the last one for Toronto.