The Houston Rockets are making their push for the playoffs, currently on the fringe of the Western Conference elites at 26-23, and they could really use the borderline All-Star talent of point guard Kyle Lowry to get them over the top. But unfortunately for them, Lowry says he may miss the rest of this season, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
“It was very scary for a while,” Lowry said of the bacterial infection that’s sidelined him almost three weeks. “I had a temperature of 104 for a couple days. It’s not a good feeling. It’s very scary, but it’s something that you learn from and you have do deal with and do what you have to do to get better.”
Lowry still doesn’t understand how the infection came about — he came down with a minor groin injury after a May 7 loss to the Toronto Raptors, and he went in for an MRI, doctors discovered another health issue altogether.
“Terrible. Horrible. Awful. Not right at all,” Lowry said of that night in Toronto. “It was just a bad ordeal for me. I was sick before the game. After the game, the guys waited for me an hour. I was trying to get an IV and they couldn’t do it. I was cold, shivering, chills. It was just a tough situation.”
Lowry has started 38 games this season for the Rockets, who sit in a three-way tie with Utah and Denver for the West’s last two playoff spots. He’s averaged 15.9 points, 7.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.