Heat rule out Kyle Lowry for Game 4 vs. Hawks with hamstring strain

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The Miami Heat have ruled out Kyle Lowry for Sunday night's Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks.

Lowry injured his left hamstring in Game 3 on Friday, a loss for the Heat, and sat out the entire fourth quarter.

It wasn't totally clear on Saturday what Lowry's chances of playing really were. He told the media after practice that he got treatment on his injury "pretty much all night" and he and the team would be taking his injury situation hour by hour. However, he showed up at practice in sweats and still walked with a noticeable limp. He was listed as questionable coming into Sunday.

Gabe Vincent will start in Lowry's place, but head coach Erik Spoelstra left his options open on Saturday.

"I have everybody on my mind right now," Spoelstra said via ESPN. "It will be a lot of different directions. We'll just see. I don't even know what the determination is right now, so we're talking about a lot of different hypotheticals."

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 22: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round at State Farm Arena on April 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kyle Lowry of the Miami Heat won't be playing in Game 4 vs the Hawks on Sunday night. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)