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Kyle Lowry injury update: Toronto Raptors guard to miss remainder of game vs. Memphis Grizzlies with back spasm

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.

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.

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.

Stick with NBA.com as more updates on Lowry's status are made available.

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