The Miami Heat have ruled Kyle Lowry out for Game 5 due to a persistent hamstring injury per Nick Friedell.
Heat say Kyle Lowry is out tonight for Game 5.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) May 10, 2022
The 2019 champion reinjured his hamstring during Sunday’s 116-108 Game 4 loss. The semifinal series is now tied up 2-2. Lowry declined to say when the tweak occurred, but it’s known that he went to the locker room midway through the second quarter to get it checked out and didn’t play in the final nine minutes and 42 seconds of the game.
“Put it this way, you don’t want to play with it,” Lowry admitted after the Game 4 loss, per ESPN. “But we’re in a situation in the playoffs where we’re in a hostile environment; we’re in this together no matter what. Just trying to be out there for my guys, no matter what happens, no matter what the situation is.”
Lowry was undergoing treatment in Miami and said he would “go from there,” adding that he didn’t think another MRI was necessary. Lowry said the hamstring injury is the first time hes’ suffered a soft tissue injury.
The Miami-Philly semifinal series shifts back to Miami for Tuesday’s Game 5. They will face the winner of the Boston-Milwaukee series in the Eastern Conference for the Eastern Conference Finals title.