Lowry accrued 16 points (4-15 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 6-9 FT), nine boards, eight assists and two steals across 40 minutes Thursday in the Raptors' 111-109 win over the Suns. The Raptors initially planned to hold Lowry out for rest in the second half of the back-to-back set, but the point guard apparently talked his way into playing. It's a good thing he did, as the Raptors needed every bit of his production to hold off the lowly Suns in the narrow win. Though he flirted with a triple-double, Lowry's poor shooting since returning from a back injury Jan. 6 continues to restrict his fantasy utility. He's converting at a 32.3 percent clip from the field and 25.6 percent clip from three-point range over the past six games, dropping his season-long marks to 41.6 and 31.3 percent, respectively.
Lowry will not play in Thursday's game against the Suns for rest purposes, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports. The Raptors have not officially come out and said that they are resting Lowry on back-to-backs, but this is also the first one the point guard has faced since returning from the back injury. Regardless, with Lowry out of the lineup Thursday, Fred VanVleet is expected to step in and serve as the starting point guard while Delon Wright operates as his primary backup.
Lowry scored 12 points (4-15 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding 11 assists, five rebounds and two steals in 50 minutes during Sunday's 140-138 double-overtime win over the Wizards. Despite his poor shooting, Lowry still delivered his 13th double-double of the season, and first since returning from a back injury. The 32-year-old is close to averaging a double-double for the first time in his career, but he'll need to stay healthy in the second half to pull it off.
Lowry finished with 12 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, three steals, and one block in 32 minutes during Sunday's 121-105 victory over the Pacers. Lowry made his return after missing the last six games with a back injury. He played 32 minutes and was able to contribute across the board. It sounds as though the injury is not going to go away any time soon and is something Lowry and the Raptors are going to have to manage moving forward. All signs point to him being ready to go for Tuesday's game against Atlanta but owners will want to check back just to be certain.
Lowry (back) will return for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports. Lowry had been sidelined for the last six contests due to a back injury, and he's missed 10 of his team's last 11 games. He's evidently ready to return, however, and is expected to resume his role as the starting point guard. Given Lowry's lengthy absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see Toronto monitor his minutes closely.
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