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Kyle Lowry: Toronto Raptors guard assessed Flagrant 1 for contact against Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon on Jan. 31

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.

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.

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