Miami Heat Lose Kyle Lowry

The Miami Heat will be without Kyle Lowry for the next little while, as the 35-year-old guard has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols. 

Since signing with the Heat this past offseason, Lowry has been an excellent fit and quite productive. In 31 contests, he has averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game. With this, the Heat also have dealt with injuries to both Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Yet, Lowry's stellar play on both sides of the court has allowed Miami to stay quite competitive. At this juncture, they sport a 20-13 record and are fourth in the Eastern Conference. 

When it comes to their COVID-19 cases, the Heat haven't been hit hard at all, thankfully. Caleb Martin will be leaving protocol this week, which means Lowry will be the lone player out due to the virus.

Still, though, Lowry's absence is quite negative for the Heat. The six-time NBA All-Star has been living up to his reputation this campaign. It will be interesting to see how Miami performs without him, especially with them already having other key players out of the lineup.

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