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Heat PG Kyle Lowry rules out Game 2 against 76ers

Thanks in large part to NBA Sixth Man of the Year finalist Tyler Herro (and the absence of Joel Embiid), the top-seeded Miami Heat were doing just fine without starting point guard Kyle Lowry. in their Eastern Conference Semi-Final win over Philadelphia. 76ers Monday.

Lowry hasn’t played since Game 3 of the Heat’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks on April 22 due to a hamstring injury and the team announced on Tuesday that she will still be a times without the six-time All-Star for the game. 2 against the Sixers on Wednesday.

Lowry averaged 13.4 points, 7.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 63 games during the regular season — his first in South Beach — while posting a . 440/.377/.551. His points average was his lowest since the 2012-13 campaign (his first with the Toronto Raptors) and his rebound numbers were his lowest since his senior year with the Houston Rockets in 2011-12, although his percentage field goal percentage of 44.0% was its best in five years.

Now 36 and in his 16th NBA season, Lowry has averaged just 8.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 29.7 minutes in his three games in the series. first round against the Hawks before getting injured.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native’s next chance to return to action comes in Game 3, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday.

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