Kyle Lowry out for Game 4?

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Miami Heat’s Kyle Lowry leaves with hamstring injury; Game 4 status in air Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry suffered a left hamstring injury in the third quarter of the Hawks’ 111-110 Game 3 victory on Friday night. He could only watch from the bench as Atlanta, the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed, erased a double-digit deficit to draw within 2-1 of the No. 1-seeded Heat in the best-of-seven first-round playoff series. “I’m pissed the f— off,” Lowry told ESPN as he walked out of State Farm Arena after the game with a noticeable limp.
Source: Dave McMenamin @ ESPN

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: Kyle Lowry told ESPN he plans round-the-clock treatment on his left hamstring in hopes of playing in Sunday’s Game 4 vs. ATL. Jimmy Butler – “If he’s with us, yippee-ki-yay. If he’s not, somebody has got to step in and do his job.” es.pn/3OwWTgr1:01 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: What happened in the fourth quarter, the latest on Kyle Lowry’s injury and other takeaways from the Heat’s Game 3 loss to the Hawks miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…12:59 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Friday night’s 111-110 loss in Atlanta: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Young scores, Butler comes up short.
2. Lowry exits with hamstring injury.
3. Herro steps forward.
4. Butler gets back up, gets his.
5. An odd time with the timing. – 11:13 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Caught up with a limping Kyle Lowry on his way out of the arena. He said his left hamstring issue has him, “pissed the f— off,” and he plans round-the-clock treatment heading into Sunday’s Game 4. When I asked if he could miss time he said, “No, I’m Wolverine,” with a grin. – 11:12 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Kyle Lowry not exactly blazing a trail to Heat team bus, clearly still favoring that leg with the injured hamstring. – 11:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
When it initially was listed as a leg issue, it was one thing. But when Erik Spoelstra said it was a hamstring issue with 36-year-old Kyle Lowry, that raises the concern bar with Game 4 on Sunday at 7 p.m. – 10:53 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry suffered a hamstring injury and that he will undergo further evaluation tomorrow. Heat trainers said it was best if Lowry didn’t re-enter. – 10:33 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry’s injury is a hamstring issue. – 10:33 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry has a hamstring issue, no idea yet on severity. More tests tomorrow. – 10:33 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Hawks win. We have a series. Now let’s see what’s up with Kyle Lowry. – 10:20 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Big time win by the Hawks. Now, how bad is the Lowry injury? – 10:20 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Hawks go on a run and then they give up a second-chance opp bc they either dont box out, dont rebound, dont get on the floor, dont hustle, the Heat do, and then MIA drops a dagger. noted five separate times this happened thus far (Lowry 3, Herro 3, Jimmy putback, two Strus 3s) – 10:11 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Kyle Lowry sure does seem to win a lot. Hope he’s OK. https://t.co/57qksjHBDi pic.twitter.com/bT5QePjp7q10:07 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Can’t even tell what Kyle Lowry did here, but this is where his night ended. pic.twitter.com/qlDudJRjbm10:05 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Lowry was awesome before he left the game with a leg injury. Plus-18. Hasn’t been Vincent’s night. Could be a game where Spo goes without a traditional point guard down the stretch. – 10:03 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per Heat: Kyle Lowry left in the 3rd quarter of tonight’s game vs the Hawks with a left leg injury and will not return. – 9:50 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Heat: INJURY UPDATE: Kyle Lowry left in the 3rd quarter of tonight’s game vs the Hawks with a left leg injury and will not return. – 9:50 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Kyle Lowry will not return tonight because of a leg injury, per the ESPN broadcast. – 9:48 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Heat say Kyle Lowry left in the 3rd quarter of tonight’s game vs the Hawks with a left leg injury and will not return. – 9:48 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Kyle Lowry will not return (left leg injury). – 9:48 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Heat star Kyle Lowry has suffered a leg injury and won’t return to Game 3. – 9:48 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
3rd quarter rebounds in Atlanta!
– Bam Adebayo: 5
– Kyle Lowry: 4
– Hawks: 3 – 9:46 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
P.J. Tucker has spent a lot more time on Trae Young tonight, with Kyle Lowry in foul trouble. – 9:27 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
kyle lowry is playing a very dangerous game with three fouls – 9:14 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
TBPITW outplaying Lowry, just like in 2018 Raptors practices. – 8:44 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry called for his third foul with 8:05 left in the second quarter. Not great. – 8:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And now third foul on Lowry, with 8:05 left in second. – 8:33 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Herro-Bam PnR is so smooth
They’re finding something in this lineup without both Lowry and Jimmy
It forces them into this two man game – 8:19 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
2 fouls for Lowry
So Herro enters for him instead of Butler
Immediate corner three – 8:12 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry called for his second foul with 5:36 left in the first quarter. Tyler Herro in. – 8:10 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Lowry picks up a 2nd foul. – 8:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Second foul on Kyle Lowry, with 5:36 left in opening period. – 8:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tonight is the 100th career playoff game for Kyle Lowry, pushing him past Rick Mahorn for 83rd on the NBA all-time playoff list. Tonight’s appearance moves Jimmy Butler past Chris Webber for 93rd on the NBA all-time playoff list. – 7:56 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Again the same for the Heat. Starters: Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, Jimmy Butler, Max Strus, Kyle Lowry. – 6:31 PM

More on this storyline

Lowry told ESPN he planned to undergo round-the-clock treatment leading up to Sunday’s Game 4. When asked if the injury could cause him to miss any time as the series moves forward, he brushed off any concern. “No, I’m Wolverine,” Lowry said with a wry smile, referencing the X-Men comic book character known for his super-human healing powers. Lowry exited the game with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter and the Heat ahead by 13 points. He did not return. -via ESPN / April 23, 2022

“All I know right now is it’s a hamstring,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game when asked about Lowry. “But I do not know the severity of it and we’ll find out more tomorrow.” Lowry had only six points on 2-for-7 shooting and five assists in Game 3, but registered a team-best plus-minus of plus-18 in the 23 minutes he was on the court. -via ESPN / April 23, 2022

Anthony Chiang: Jimmy Butler on Kyle Lowry’s injury: “I don’t what it is, to tell you the truth. I know we love that guy as our point guard. If he’s with us, Yippee Ki-Yay. If he’s not, somebody has to step in and do his job.” -via Twitter @Anthony_Chiang / April 23, 2022