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Raptors PG Kyle Lowry gets questionable tag for Blazers game

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Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is listed as questionable for his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night as a result of back spasms, per Peter Socoth of NBC Sports Northwest.

The timing couldn’t be worse for Lowry, who just broke out of a slump with back-to-back impressive performances in wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors.

After four straight miserable games in which Lowry scored 15 points total, he rebounded by registering 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds against the Clippers, going 8-of-13 from the floor. Then, in the Raptors’ surprising road win over the Warriors, Lowry poured in 23 points, 12 dimes, five boards and three steals, making nine of his 18 field-goal attempts.

Overall this season, the 32-year-old is averaging 14.2 points, 10 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals over 34.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the floor, 33 percent from three-point range and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Lowry is coming off of four consecutive All-Star appearances. Last year, he posted 16.2 points, 6.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds a night.

The Philadelphia native, who played his collegiate basketball at Villanova University, was originally selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

After spending the first six years of his career with the Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets, Lowry landed in Toronto in 2012-13, and from that point, his career took off.

His peak was during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns, when he averaged over 20 points per game both seasons.

Lowry owns career averages of 14.4 points, six assists and 4.2 rebounds.

The Raptors currently own the NBA’s best record at 23-7.