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Max Strus on Kyle Lowry: “You just want me to talk good about him because he’s in the room now?”

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Kyle Lowry returned to action in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals after almost two weeks that he had to miss due to a hamstring injury.

The 36-year-old former NBA champion played 29 minutes during which he scored 11 points, dished out 6 assists and made 4 steals.

After the game, which was won by the Heat, Max Strus was asked what it means for the team to have Lowry back even if he is not 100 percent ready yet.

“You just want me to talk good about him because he’s in the room now?” Strus laughed. “He’s special. Obviously, having him back helped, especially on a night where we lose JB [Jimmy Butler].

“To have his leadership and playoff experience was huge for us to keep us grounded and keep everything positive throughout it all. So he’s been in these moments plenty of times in his career. So, to have him here with us is huge.”

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