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Heat PG Kyle Lowry just had the worst ejection of the year vs. Blazers

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The Miami Heat have been one of the better surprises this season in the NBA. Entering Wednesday night, they were 23-15 and 4th in the Eastern Conference standings. One of the biggest reasons was the off-season acquisition of All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry.

On Wednesday night, Lowry was ejected from the Heat’s game at the Portland Trailblazers. The reason for the ejection left many wondering what happened.

With just over a minute left in the 2nd quarter, Heat teammate Duncan Robinson committed a shooting foul on the Blazers’ Anfernee Simmons. During the dead ball, Lowry is seen picking up the ball and underhand tossing it to the referee. The referee then called him for a technical, then tossed him from the game.

It was a bizarre scene in Portland. Kyle Guy then entered the game for Lowry who headed to the locker room. He had seven points, nine assists and a steal before exiting the game.

Lowry, alongside superstar Kawai Leonard, led the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA Championship in franchise history in 2019. Lowry spent the last nine seasons playing with Toronto before signing with the Heat. Despite his age (35), Lowry has continued his high level of play this season.

He is averaging a shade under 14 points per game. He is also dishing out 8.3 assists per game, which is the 2nd highest of his career.

The team has also got solid contributions from Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson.

Wednesday’s game is their 5th game in a six-game road trip. They finish the road trip Saturday at Phoenix.