Miami Heat’s Kyle Lowry has left with a hamstring strain; Game 4 status is in air

ATLANTA Miami Heat point guard Kyle LowryIn the third quarter of Friday's 111-110 Game 3, the Hawks suffered a left leg injury.

As Atlanta, the Eastern Conference's No.1, he could only see from the bench. 8 seed, overcame a double-digit deficit and drew within 2-1 of No. Heat was the 1-seeded Heat during the best-of-7 first round playoff series.

Lowry, who was walking out of State Farm Arena in a noticeable limp after the game, said that he was pissed.

Lowry said to ESPN that he was planning to receive round-the clock treatment prior to Sunday's game 4. Lowry brushed aside any concerns when asked about whether the injury would cause him to miss any games as the series progresses.

Lowry laughed and said, “No, I am Wolverine,” referring to the X-Men comic character who is known for his super-human healing abilities.

Lowry quit the game with just 1:59 left in the third quarter. The Heat led the match by 13 points. He did not return.

The Hawks ended the quarter with a 6-1 run, and then outscored Miami by 34-25 in the fourth. This was followed by a three-guard lineup to end the game. Trae Young(10 of his 24 points for the fourth). Bogdan Bogdanovic(Nine of his 18 points were in the fourth). Delon WrightFive of his 13 points were in the fourth.

Erik Spoelstra, Heat coach, said that all he knows right now about Lowry was “a hamstring.” “But it's not serious and we'll know more tomorrow.”

Lowry only scored six points from 2-for-7 shots and five assists in Game 3. However, he had a team-best plusminus of plus-18 while he was there for 23 minutes.

The Heat had 25 assists (80.6%) on their 31 first quarter baskets, but only five of the 10 field goals were made in the fourth quarter. Lowry was out, and the Miami offense reverted to long jump shots.

“It's obvious that we love the guy who is our point guard,” she said. Jimmy ButlerHe had 20 points, 10 boards, and eight assists, but missed the potential game-winning 3, at the buzzer. “Yippee, Ki-Yay! If he's here with us. If he isn't, someone has to take his place and do his job.

“It is very, very difficult to do. We were able to get enough from that locker room to try to offer Kyle the same treatment. We'll wait to see where he is at the end of his treatment.

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