Kyle Lowry upgraded to questionable ahead of Heat’s Game 3 in Philadelphia

Report indicates Joel Embiid still might play Friday despite being listed as out

Kyle Lowry of the Miami Heat reacts on the bench against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at FTX Arena on May 02, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) (Michael Reaves, 2022 Michael Reaves)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat may be getting a boost to their backcourt when they hit the hardwood for Game 3 against Philadelphia.

The Heat upgraded the status of guard Kyle Lowry to questionable, and he will travel with the team to Philly.

Lowry hasn’t played since Game 3 of Miami’s opening round series against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Heat eliminated the Hawks in five games.

In Lowry’s absence, Victor Oladipo has seen an increase in minutes and is looking more and more like the his pre-injury self.

On the flip side of the court, the Sixers are listing star center Joel Embiid as out, though there is speculation that status is written in pencil and not in ink.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that if Embiid makes progress in his recovery, his status for Friday’s Game 3 could change.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.