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Kyle Lowry Diagnosed With Acute Back Spasms Following Fall Against Nets

12 January 2018

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors will also be looking to bounce back after having their five-game win streak snapped by the Heat in a 90-89 home loss on Tuesday. As play got chippy and Kyle Lowry exited the game with an apparent back injury (get better soon, Kyle), Brooklyn held a two-point lead with a minute to go. When Lowry is off the court, DeRozan sees a big 12% usage increase and scores 0.39 more fantasy points each minute.

The Toronto Raptors have positioned themselves as legitimate NBA Championship contenders in the Eastern Conference thanks to the sublime skills of DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and a talented supporting cast. At 28-10, these Raptors are trying to prove that they can take the next step. Jonas Valanciunas was a key piece for Toronto with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Instead, Miami players like Wayne Ellington and Goran Dragic were stealing the spotlight with their shooting, and the Heat were dominating the boards, causing the Raps to slip into a 51-41 hole by half time.

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Curry had been practically unstoppable in five games since returning from the 11-game absence with his initial ankle injury, averaging 35.2 points over that span as well as 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.4 minutes. He has 12 30-point performances overall this season.

Tempers flared between the two teams in a very physical game. Their relationship improved so much from Season 1 to Season 2 together that DeRozan said he nearly asked for a trade when it looked like Lowry might be dealt in 2013-14. Now the team's leader says it is time to go back to the gym and work harder and better as a team. Playing it safe is the right call, however much pain they may endure in the interim. The Raptors are hustling as a team, with every single player doing their part.

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Brooklyn takes the second-most three pointers per game (33.9) while Toronto ranks fourth (32.1). Ibaka is now averaging 1.5 blocks per game. As mentioned earlier he also set the franchise record for points scored in a game at 52.

The total has gone over in four of Toronto's last five games. The Cavs trail Toronto by 2.5 games for second place in the East, and have lost five of seven and six of nine.

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Kyle Lowry Diagnosed With Acute Back Spasms Following Fall Against Nets