Lowry to miss potential final game with Raptors


Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry won’t play in Sunday’s season finale against the Indiana Pacers, his potential last game with the franchise, due to rest, according to Sportsnet’s Steven Loung.

Lowry, 35, will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He’s spent the last nine campaigns with the Raptors and ranks first in several franchise marks, including assists (4,277), steals (873), triple-doubles (16), and 3-pointers made (1,518). Additionally, Lowry ranks second in games played (601) and points (10,540) behind DeMar DeRozan.

The six-time All-Star will end the year averaging 17.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 5.4 rebounds in 46 games. He also shot 39.6% from beyond the arc and played over 34 minutes per contest in his 15th professional season.

Lowry scored a season-high 37 points on 8-of-13 shooting from deep in his last performance for Toronto, a 121-114 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on May 2. He also had 11 assists, two rebounds, and a steal in just under 41 minutes of action.

Toronto will also be without Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Yuta Watanabe, Paul Watson, and Rodney Hood on Sunday, according to TSN’s Josh Lewenberg.