HEAT WON’T HAVE LOWRY (AGAIN) FOR TONIGHT’S SIXERS GAME 2

By Jerry Wein

Heat guard Kyle Lowry (hamstring strain) will miss tonight’s Game 2 against the Sixers, the fourth-straight game Lowry has missed.

Lowry, 36, suffered the injury against the Hawks in Game 3 last round. He missed the entire fourth quarter of the contest, which was the only game Miami lost in the series.

The Heat started Gabe Vincent in place of Lowry on Monday. Vincent finished with 10 points and three assists in 29 minutes, shooting 4-of-12. Lowry’s absence has also resulted in Victor Oladipo playing more, as Oladipo received nearly 27 minutes in the game.

Caleb Martin (ankle), P.J. Tucker (calf), Max Strus (hamstring), Vincent (knee) and Tyler Herro (ankle) are all listed as questionable for Game 2. Jimmy Butler (knee) and Markieff Morris (illness) have been removed from the injury report, but Butler missed Tuesday’s practice with an excused absence.

The Sixers will continue to play without superstar center Joel Embiid (mild concussion and orbital fracture). The team would gain home court advantage by beating Miami tonight.

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