Raptors’ Lowry, Powell ruled out for Friday’s game versus Orlando


Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Toronto Raptors will be without Kyle Lowry once more when they take on the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Lowry has been dealing with a nagging thigh contusion as well as back spasms that have caused him to miss five games over the past couple weeks. His current timetable for a return is unknown. Through the 30 appearances he’s made so far this season, the 32-year-old point guard has averaged 14.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 9.8 assists.

The team also announced that guard Norman Powell (personal) will miss Friday’s game against the Magic. Powell has been good for the Raptors since returning to lineup. In four games, the fourth-year pro has averaged 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists while shooting 52.2 per cent from the field.

Toronto will also be without Jonas Valanciunas, who remains sidelined as he recovers from thumb surgery, while Chris Boucher, who is recovering from an ankle injury, has been upgraded to probable for Firday after previously being listed as questionable by the team.


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