May 11 update: Lowry has already been ruled out for Game 6 Thursday, opening up minutes for Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson on the perimeter.
May 10 update: Lowry has been ruled out for Game 5 against the 76ers, likely moving the line a bit. The game opened at Heat -3 on DraftKings Sportsbook. With the point guard out, look for Gabe Vincent to get the start in this massive contest for both teams.
May 9 update: Lowry is listed as questionable for Game 5 Tuesday. He appeared to aggravate his hamstring injury in Game 4 and had to be taken to the locker room but the point guard eventually did return. With this series tied 2-2, Lowry needs a big outing for Miami to regain an edge.
Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry went to the locker room in Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers after appearing to re-injure his hamstring. Lowry missed four games in the playoffs with this injury before returning in Game 3. If he aggravated the injury, it could mean missing the rest of this series.
Kyle Lowry is coming out of the game after going down hard on that last possession. He's walking's straight back to Miami's locker room.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 9, 2022
He's been grabbing at his hamstring for large chunks of this first half. He came back in Game 3 after missing the prior four games.
Lowry eventually did return to the bench after a brief exit, but this could be a lingering problem for the guard. Miami does have a capable guard rotation behind Lowry with Gabe Vincent, Max Strus and Tyler Herro. However, Lowry is clearly the best defender of the bunch and provides the most stability at the point guard position.
While the Heat did close out the series against the Hawks without Lowry, the 76ers are a different beast. Even though James Harden and Tyrese Maxey haven’t been dominant so far in this matchup, the Heat don’t want to get them going. Lowry being at 100 percent would be key to preventing them from finding any rhythm.