CLEVELAND — Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry is sidelined with an unspecified back injury.
Lowry will miss Saturday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers after his back flared up earlier within the day. Raptors coach Nick Nurse didn’t give any particulars about Lowry’s injury or a timetable for when he may be back.
Fred VanVleet will begin in place of Lowry, who began Toronto’s first 23 video games. The Raptors enter driving a seven-game profitable streak and are a league-best 19-Four.
Lowry is averaging 15.Four factors and an NBA-leading 10.three assists per recreation. He had 10 factors and 12 assists in Toronto’s win on Wednesday night time over defending champion Golden State.