The final minutes of Game 4 were not kind to Kyle Lowry as he watched his team from the bench.
The Toronto Raptors led the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter by fourth points, with about two minutes left, when Lowry picked up an offensive foul, his sixth of the game, and left the floor for good. Lowry then watched his team go into yet another overtime, but come up short. The Heat outscored the Raptors 11-4 in the extra frame to seal the game and tie the series 2-2.
Although the loss wasn't completely his fault, Lowry carried the guilt because he wasn't on the floor to lead the team until the very end. After the game Lowry told reporters he wasn't happy with himself at all.
“Personally, I'm pissed. We wanted to come in here and get two and we had an opportunity. But you know, we're going to look at the positives. It's a best of three and we got two at home. I can't be in foul trouble. I let my team down tonight. I take the loss for us on this one cause me not being on the floor hurt our team.”
Dwyane Wade, who had a fantastic game scoring 30 points, sort of agreed with Lowry after the game, saying:
“Lucky for us, Kyle Lowry wasn't on the floor in the end.”
Lowry has been struggling this series, possibly due to his hurt elbow, shooting just 34 percent from the field.
The series is now tied and the Raptors retain home court advantage. Game 5 will be Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on TNT at the Air Canada Centre.
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