Miami Heat's Kyle Lowry to Miss Monday's Matchup With Philadelphia 76ers

The Miami Heat will be without their veteran guard for at least one more game. Kyle Lowry was downgraded from questionable to out on the NBA Injury Report for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Lowry has missed eight games with a knee injury. He last appeared in a February 2nd 106-104 loss to the New York Knicks, hitting one of his seven field goal attempts for a meagre three points. For the season, he's averaging 12.0 points, 4.3 assists, and 5.3 rebounds; his .396 field-goal percentage is his worst since his rookie season.

Lowry has appeared in 44 games this season, but he'll turn 37 years old in March, and he doesn't quite appear to be the player he once was. It's possible the Heat could benefit from his veteran leadership in the playoffs, but that certainly wasn't the case in the 2021-22 postseason: he averaged a mere 7.8 points per game with a .291 field goal percentage over his 10 appearances. He may be on his last legs.

Lowry's next chance to play will be on Wednesday night in a rematch against the 76ers.

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