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Raptors' G Kyle Lowry will be sidelined for the Raptors' matchup with the Wizards to rest.
Lowry will now miss a second consecutive game due to rest. The 11-seed Raptors have just six games left in the regular season to try to make a late playoff push, but by resting Lowry, it seems as though this is fairly unlikely to happen. Malachi Flynn will likely take over PG duties for the Raptors in Lowry's absence.
Raptors PG Kyle Lowry (rest) has been ruled out Tuesday night vs. the Clippers.
Yuta Watanabe will get the start alongside Fred VanVleet in the Raptors’ backcourt in Lowry’s absence.
Kyle Lowry amassed 37 points (12-20 FG, 8-13 3PT, 5-6 FT), 11 assists, two rebounds and one steal across 41 minutes during Sunday’s 121-114 win over the Lakers.
Lowry erupted for a season-high 37 points in Sunday’s win over the Lakers. He was rested in the previous game but returned to bury eight triples and dish out 11 assists on Sunday. Lowry has been on fire his last three games, averaging 27.0 points, 8.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 6.3 triples across 37.3 minutes. The veteran PG will try to keep things rolling when the Raptors visit the Clippers on Tuesday.
Raptors PG Kyle Lowry (rest) didn’t play in Saturday’s 106-102 loss to the Jazz.
The Raptors rested Lowry in the first half of a back-to-back set. He is expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Lakers. The Raptors are out of the playoff race and could continue to sit Lowry occasionally the rest of the season. The 35-year-old PG is averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 2.7 triples across 34.7 minutes in 2020-21. Fantasy managers should check back on Sunday to ensure Lowry is in the starting five before setting their lineups.
Kyle Lowry registered 20 points (7-16 FG, 5-10 3PT, 1-2 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and two steals across 34 minutes in Thursday's 121-111 loss to the Nuggets.
Lowry buried five triples and was second in the team in scoring during Thursday’s loss. He’s now scored at least 20 points in his last two contests. The veteran PG has shown no signs of slowing down, averaging 16.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.7 triples across 34.7 minutes in 2021. Lowry will try to make it three straight games of scoring 20 points or more when the Raptors visit the Jazz on Saturday.