Kyle Lowry Celtics Heat
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Kyle Lowry played his second game of the second round series against the 76ers after being out with a hamstring injury. The 36-year-old point guard was in the starting lineup and played 30 minutes during which he scored 6 points and dished out 7 assists.

Heat star Jimmy Butler spoke about importance of having Lowry play and how he increases the chances of winning. At the same time, he said that the team wants the former NBA champion to be healthy.

“The fact that he wants to play, he wants to compete, he knows our best chance of winning is with him on the floor,” Butler said, per Nick Friedell. “We understand that, but we also want our guy to be safe, man. We always have more than enough to win. We always say that. We do believe that.”