Kyle Lowry injured as Raptors fall to Heat

Miami Heat forward LeBron James holds the ball as Toronto Raptors forward John Salmons defends in...

Miami Heat forward LeBron James holds the ball as Toronto Raptors forward John Salmons defends in the second half at American Airlines Arena. (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:34 PM ET

In a season that has been a blessing in terms of the lack of injuries the Raptors have had to deal with, Monday’s 93-83 loss to the Heat may go down as the one that finally got them.

Kyle Lowry, the one man the Raptors cannot do without, left the game in the fourth quarter with a sore left knee.

Lowry and LeBron James collided earlier in the game, leaving Lowry in a heap holding the affected knee.

As he is wont to do, Lowry eventually got back up and played through the pain. At some point in the fourth quarter, though, the pain became too much and Lowry headed to the locker room.

The Raptors bench did an admirable job to get the visitors back in this one after being down by as many as 14. But without Lowry, who has been in the middle of just about every big win and most of the lesser ones as well, the comeback attempt stalled.

And yes, it might have stalled anyway with the Heat actually playing for first overall in the conference.


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