Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Raptors to Face Chicago Bulls without All-Star Guard Kyle Lowry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Raptors to Face Chicago Bulls without All-Star Guard Kyle Lowry

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Lowry sidelined again against Bulls

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TORONTO - A sore lower back sidelined Toronto's Kyle Lowry for another game Sunday.

The Raptors played for the seventh time in eight games without their all-star point guard when they hosted the Chicago Bulls.

"You're always concerned," coach Nick Nurse said. "You want an all-star player back as soon as possible. Any of our guys, we want them back as soon as possible. I think we're positive and hopeful that it's going in the right direction and we'll see him back soon."

The Raptors are 3-3 without Lowry, who's averaging 14.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 9.8 assists in 30 games this season.

His absence was more bad news for an injury-bitten Raptors team already missing centre Jonas Valanciunas, who had surgery for a dislocated thumb on Dec. …

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