The NBA today announced that Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has been assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 upon review of his contact against Aaron Gordon on Jan. 31, 2021.
Kyle Lowry (TOR) has been assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 upon league review for his contact against Aaron Gordon (ORL) at 7:40 of the 2nd quarter on 1/31/21. pic.twitter.com/VvKixV7zrC- NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 2, 2021
Lowry, who was not called for a foul during the game, made contact with Gordon while boxing out a missed field goal from Gary Clark.
Gordon would later be assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for contact made with Lowry before he briefly exited the game with an apparent lower-body injury that happened on the play that was subject to review. Gordon would later exit the game with a non-contact ankle injury that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks.
Per the NBA, a Flagrant Foul Penalty 1 is ruled as unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent. Referees consider the following criteria when reviewing fouls:
- Whether the foul call be categorized as a flagrant 1 or flagrant 2 (thus ejection) or stay as a common foul or changed to a technical foul
- Whether any other players committed unsportsmanlike acts immediately prior to and/or immediately following the foul.
Lowry and the Raptors will travel to Orlando to meet the Magic for a second time in three days at 7:00 p.m. ET on SN One / SNE / SNO.