Monday night, the Toronto Raptors come to Los Angeles and Staples Center to take on the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard — the first time Leonard will face the team he won a title with last June.
Those Raptors will be without Kyle Lowry due to a thumb injury, something broken by Rachel Nichols of ESPN.
That is the bone at the tip of the thumb, above the joint, and it is on Lowry’s non-shooting hand.
Lowry remains one of the catalysts of the Raptors offense, averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 rebounds a game. The Raptors have the sixth-best offense in the NBA so far this season, but that could now see a dip.