By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Basketball Writer
MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry’s strained hamstring has sent him back to the bench.
Lowry’s leg issue forced the Miami Heat to rule out their starting point guard for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He missed four games earlier in the postseason because of the hamstring problem, then aggravated it in Miami’s Game 4 loss on Sunday.
The Heat and 76ers are knotted at 2-2 going into Tuesday’s fifth game of the series.
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