Raptors’ Kyle Lowry not expected back before Christmas


Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, bottom, holds onto the ball as he is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Toronto Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry is not expected to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday or the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, according to head coach Nick Nurse.

The 32-year-old point guard took a hard fall during the team’s 113-93 victory over the Golden State Warriors and has missed the past three games against the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers.

He’s averaging 14.2 points, 10 assists and 4.4 rebounds through 29 games this season.

Serge Ibaka is considered questionable for the upcoming back-to-back.

More to come.

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