Miami Heat Guard To Play Tonight But Will Miss Wednesday's Game

The Miami Heat are currently the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference as they are set to play a back-to-back on the road. The first game tonight will be against the Raptors and Heat guard Kyle Lowry will be suited up. As for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, he will be ruled out.

It is not surprising why Lowry would want to play against his former team in Toronto. He will more than likely get a standing ovation as he usually does when he plays the Raptors. After all, he did spend the majority of his career there and is considered one of the greatest Raptors of all-time.

The six-time All-Star has missed 16 games since February 2nd due to a knee injury, and so load management is key. The Heat are making a push to make the playoffs and they would need his services down the stretch. For the year, Lowry has averaged 12 points and five assists on 40% shooting.

Although the 2019 champion has not been producing the same numbers he is used to in Toronto, he remains a key piece for Miami. His health will be critical though and managing his minutes is important in order to remain in the lineup. 

Miami is only three games out of the fifth seed currently held by the Knicks whom they face on Wednesday. In order to avoid the play-in, the team has to at least place in the top six of the conference. A win both tonight and tomorrow will help make their way there. 

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