Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will miss the remainder of the team's Monday night meeting with the Memphis Grizzlies due to a back spasm.
After Lowry initially left the floor to stretch his sore back, the team went on to announce that he would be out for the remainder of the game due to the discomfort in his back.
UPDATE - Kyle LOWRY (back spasm) will not return.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 9, 2021
Lowry exited the game after seeing just under eight minutes of action, in which he finished with four points on 2-for-2 shooting and one assist. In his absence, Fred VanVleet and Terence Davis II will assume the majority of Toronto's point guard duties.
This season, Lowry has appeared in 21 of a possible 24 games, missing two games with a toe infection and another due to personal reasons. The 34-year-old entered the night averaging 17.6 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds so far this season.
After the game, head coach Nick Nurse told reporters that Lowry did not have prior issues with his back but experienced tightness during the first quarter and ultimately, was unable to play for the remainder of the game.
Nick Nurse said Lowry's back wasn't bothering him prior to tonight. Kyle told him he didn't know when it tightened up on him, sometime during the first quarter, after hitting those two floaters.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 9, 2021
Toronto continues its six-game road trip on Wednesday as it takes on the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena before heading to Boston to face the Celtics on the second end of a back-to-back.
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