The Houston Rockets managed to get by the Portland Trail Blazers 103-96 Wednesday night but lost point guard Kyle Lowry along the way.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Lowry headed to the locker room early with an elbow injury suffered in the third quarter.
"I tried to throw a pass to Jordan [Hill] on a cut," Lowry said Wednesday, according to the Chronicle. "I kind of hyper-extended it, strained it a bit. I just have to do treatment. You know me. I don't want to sit out too many games. I don't want to sit out games at all. I'll see how I feel tomorrow and get treatment in the morning and see how it feels."
The 25-year-old Philadelphia native, who was selected in the first round of the 2006 draft by the Memphis Grizzlies out of Villanova, is averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game this season.