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Kyle Lowry ‘doubtful’ to play Game 4 after making ankle worse on Friday

Kyle Lowry
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry injured his ankle in Game 2, attempted to get up for Game 3 and likely hurt his chances to play in Game 4 because of it.

“It was close [Friday], but I think I made it worse by trying to work out a few times,” Lowry said, per Brian Windhorst of ESPN. “I aggravated it a little bit more trying to out there and trying to do things, turn and jump and run. So it’s more sore today.”

It’s a very frustrating development for Lowry personally and the Raptors, who are in danger of being swept out of the playoffs, already down 3-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

“I’m probably doubtful, honestly,” Lowry said. “I don’t think I’ll be able to play. … It’s not looking great, but I’m not giving up on it.”

Without Lowry in the lineup Friday night, Toronto scrapped its way to a two-point deficit entering the fourth quarter. Then, LeBron James took the game over (something that had Lowry somewhat in awe) once again, putting the game away en route to a 21-point victory.

As noted by Windhorst, this upcoming game, which Lowry is likely not going to be able to compete in, could be his last in a Raptors uniform. He has the ability to opt out of his deal after the season and intends to do so.

Needless to say, it would be a bitter way to end his career with Toronto.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.