NBA rumors: Kyle Lowry officially returns for Game 3

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Kyle Lowry remains out because of a strained left hamstring, but his impact is still being felt through Gabe Vincent. Vincent has filled in for the injured Lowry as the Miami Heat’s starting point guard during most of its playoff run. The Heat entered Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at FTX Arena on Thursday night with a perfect 7-0 record this postseason with Vincent in the starting lineup. “I feel like my IQ has grown a lot being around him,” Vincent said of Lowry’s influence in their first season as teammates. “Learning how to read defenses differently. I think I’ve become a much better passer. A lot of that has to do with being able to see things develop or see where I can get guys the ball where the defense can’t get it. I think you see that most for me particularly with pitching the ball ahead.
Nick Friedell: Spoelstra said Kyle Lowry didn’t practice today. It remains to be seen what his availability will be for this Celtics series.
Nick Friedell: Jimmy on Lowry: "The fact that he wants to play, he wants to compete, he knows our best chance of winning is with him on the floor. We understand that, but we also want our guy to be safe, man. We always have more than enough to win. We always say that. We do believe that."
Nick Friedell: Kyle Lowry on his hamstring injury: “Put it this way — you don’t want to play with it.” Lowry says he will get treatment over the next couple days and hopes to be ready for Game 5. He does not believe he’ll need another MRI.
Miami: Tyler Herro (left ankle sprain) has been downgraded to questionable. Kyle Lowry (left hamstring strain) has been downgraded to questionable. PJ Tucker (right calf strain) has been downgraded to questionable. Max Strus (right hamstring strain) has been downgraded to questionable. Gabe Vincent (right knee irritation) has been downgraded to questionable. Caleb Martin (left ankle sprain) has been downgraded to questionable. Dewayne Dedmon (head cold) has been downgraded to questionable.
Brady Hawk: Kyle Lowry making trip to Philly and upgraded to questionable. Bunch of other questionable tags that I can ramble off but reality is all of those guys will play
Ky Carlin: Heat star Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tomorrow due to right knee inflammation Tyler Herro, Markieff Morris, Caleb Martin, Max Strus, and P.J. Tucker are all also listed as questionable tomorrow Kyle Lowry is out #Sixers
Butler’s knee issue is not considered serious, with no MRI or other medical tests planned for the injury. Lowry’s strained hamstring is also not considered significant, but it’s an injury that can take a few weeks to heal. “I’m expecting them to get healthy day by day, honestly,” Heat center Bam Adebayo said when asked if he expects Butler and Lowry to be available for the start of the second round. “If they can go, they can go. If they’re not, we got to go out there regardless. You can’t push back Game 1.”
Dave McMenamin: Clint Capela will return from his hyperextended knee injury and start Game 4 tonight, the Hawks announce. Also, Gabe Vincent will start in Kyle Lowry's place
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra would not say if Gabe Vincent will start in place of Lowry, "We'll find out, but he's going to play a lot." And, no, I did not ask about Oladipo (sorry, but you look Spoelstra directly into those eyes in a dark pregame interview room).
Miami Heat's Kyle Lowry leaves with hamstring injury; Game 4 status in air Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry suffered a left hamstring injury in the third quarter of the Hawks' 111-110 Game 3 victory on Friday night. He could only watch from the bench as Atlanta, the Eastern Conference's No. 8 seed, erased a double-digit deficit to draw within 2-1 of the No. 1-seeded Heat in the best-of-seven first-round playoff series. "I'm pissed the f--- off," Lowry told ESPN as he walked out of State Farm Arena after the game with a noticeable limp.
Lowry told ESPN he planned to undergo round-the-clock treatment leading up to Sunday's Game 4. When asked if the injury could cause him to miss any time as the series moves forward, he brushed off any concern. "No, I'm Wolverine," Lowry said with a wry smile, referencing the X-Men comic book character known for his super-human healing powers. Lowry exited the game with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter and the Heat ahead by 13 points. He did not return.
"All I know right now is it's a hamstring," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game when asked about Lowry. "But I do not know the severity of it and we'll find out more tomorrow." Lowry had only six points on 2-for-7 shooting and five assists in Game 3, but registered a team-best plus-minus of plus-18 in the 23 minutes he was on the court.
Anthony Chiang: Kyle Lowry and Dewayne Dedmon are out tonight vs. Hornets. Caleb Martin, Markieff Morris, P.J. Tucker and Gabe Vincent expected to play.
The Miami Heat’s roster is slowly but surely becoming whole. Along with guard Victor Oladipo’s impending return, starting point guard Kyle Lowry was upgraded from out to questionable just hours ahead of Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets at FTX Arena. Lowry, 35, has missed the past four games because of the same personal reasons that kept him out for nine straight games over two weeks from Jan. 17 through Feb. 1.
Mike Trudell: Fred Van Vleet and Kyle Lowry will remain out due to respective injuries for tonight’s Raptors game against the Lakers in Tampa. DeAndre Bembry and Gary Trent, Jr. (traded for Norman Powell) have started the last few games with rookie Malachi Flynn playing well off the bench.
Eric Smith: No minute restriction for Lowry...according to Nurse. He says Lowry is starting but no word yet on the full starting 5.
Eric Koreen: Lowry practiced today and is questionable for tomorrow. Norm would come off bench in that case
Josh Lewenberg: Ibaka didn't practice today. He'll travel with the team to Atlanta but is unlikely to play. He's close but Nurse wants him to get a practice in before he returns. Lowry is about a week away from being game ready, Nurse estimates a Dec. 1 target date.
Kyle Goon: Nick Nurse says Kyle Lowry will probably take a few weeks to heal; Serge Ibaka has a sprain that's severe enough for him to fly home from the road trip early.
Kyle Lowry suffered a small fracture in his left thumb and Serge Ibaka suffered a "pretty bad" sprained ankle, coach Nick Nurse said after Friday's 122-104 win over the Pelicans. Lowry is set to see a hand specialist when the team travels to Los Angeles on Saturday.
"It felt weird from the rip," Lowry said. "I kept playing through it and kept playing through it. Originally we thought it was something in the nailbed because the nailbed turned black and blue. We got some X-rays and we sent the X-rays off to the doctors and there was a small fracture in the thumb."
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