Kyle Lowry day to day after suffering shin contusion

TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry is day to day after suffering a left shin contusion in the Toronto Raptors' playoff loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. But he indicated he hopes to play when the series continues Friday in Washington.

Lowry ran into Washington's Paul Pierce with six minutes left in the Wizards' 117-106 victory, which put them up 2-0 in the series. Pierce's right foot hit Lowry's left leg. Lowry limped off the court, went to the locker room and didn't return to the game.

The Raptors said Lowry will be re-evaluated Wednesday and it's possible he could get some tests to determine whether there is any damage.

"It's a little left knee, left shin contusion," Lowry said. "But I'll be OK."

Lowry, who recently missed nine games after dealing with lower back soreness, left the arena with a slight limp.

He has struggled in the series so far, getting into foul trouble in both games, and is shooting just 5-of-20.

"He's trying to get back from the time that he's had off from his back, when you're trying to get back into the groove and he struggles," coach Dwane Casey said. "I know Kyle; he isn't going to say "it's my back," but that's the difference."