TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 20: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors plays defense against the Orlando Magic on March 20, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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March 23, 2016

BOSTON (AP) Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is not starting and not expected to play against the Celtics as he rests a sore right elbow.

The Raptors can clinch a playoff spot with a victory Wednesday or loss by either Chicago or Detroit

Lowry sustained the injury in Toronto's win over Orlando on Sunday. He played 40 minutes in that game, scoring 18 points.

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said before the game that he won't hesitate to rest players down the stretch to keep them fresh for the playoffs, even though Toronto is right behind Cleveland for the No. 1 seed in the East.

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