Toronto Raptors G Kyle Lowry misses game with wrist injury

The crowd roared as the ball bounced around the rim before finally dropping through the hoop.

DEMAR DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points to power the Raptors to a come-from-behind 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in Toronto (Saturday, Manila time).

Isaiah Thomas was 1-of-6 with four points in the fourth quarter Friday, his fewest points in a fourth quarter since also scoring four in a loss at Washington on January 24. Tucker, who was originally drafted by Toronto in 2006, was acquired by the Raptors at Thursday's trade deadline, and didn't arrive in town until 9:30 Friday morning.

His absence is a huge blow to a Raptors team trying to climb back up the Eastern Conference standings with just 25 games to go in the regular season.

Cory Joseph earned the start Friday night in Lowry's place.

"He hurt his wrist in the Charlotte game, it's still, he had X-rays today or images today, he's gonna get more images next week". In the two wins the Celtics have against those teams, Thomas has averaged 19.5 fourth-quarter points.

DeRozan went 15 for 28 in 37 minutes of action.

Casey confirmed Lowry was hurt in a victory over the Charlotte Hornets on February 15, the team's final game before the All-Star weekend.

"He thought it was going to get better", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. After having his wrist looked at, Lowry felt well enough to participate in both the NBA's three-point contest and all-star game in New Orleans this past weekend while receiving treatment in between his appearances.

  • Julie Sanders