The Raptors now own the fourth-best record in the entire Eastern Conference after spending the early part of the year in second-place behind only the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In the two tips played by Toronto without Lowry in the lineup since the National Basketball Association reconvened from its all-star break, the Raptors didn't drop a game. Did Lowry hurt his wrist in a glorified exhibition in New Orleans last weekend?
Bale returns, helps Real bolster lead
Gareth Bale was named on the bench after recovering from injury, while Keylor Navas , Luka Modric and Karim Benzema were rested. Real Madrid have held a training session ahead of their upcoming match in the Spanish La Liga .
Either way, the news of Lowry's surgery does not bode well for Toronto's quest to get back to the Eastern Conference Finals. Joseph is averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in three starts this season. The point guard spot will certainly be a question mark for the Raptors down the stretch, as their depth at the position outside of Lowry is not very strong. Lowry is one of the better point guards in the National Basketball Association.
They will need fellow All-Star DeMar DeRozan to step his game up and hold down the fort until Lowry is 100 percent healthy to play. DeRozan's now fifth in the National Basketball Association in scoring this season, averaging 27.7 points per game.
This injury could potentially be devastating for a Raptors team hoping to remain a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. They were able to acquire quality veterans in Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker in deals with the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns, respectively.
A giraffe Animal Adventure Park at Harpursvile, NY is expecting a calf, and the park is live streaming the birth. The live feed went viral and was up for several hours before it was abruptly pulled off air Thursday morning.
Denzel Washington, seen as Affleck's chief rival for the best-actor prize at the Oscars , was not nominated. Hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney , the awards will take place in Santa Monica, California.
Norwegian has outlined plans to revolutionise transatlantic travel to USA airports, with fares as low as €69 promised. Norwegian Air will operate all flights with a new single-aisle airplane, the Boeing 737 Max.
The closest thing to a Boy Wonder appearance Nolan gave to fans was Joseph Gordon Levitt's John Blake in " The Dark Knight Rises". McKay is now in negotiations to direct the live-action film which is based on DC Comics, with Bill Dubuque writing the script.
The company also now uses drones to check inventory on high storage shelves in its warehouses, which is already legal to do. The company on Monday successfully tested a package delivery drone that launches from atop its iconic brown vans.
As such, we recommend that pregnant women should continue to follow advice not to handle soiled cat litter in case it contains. That said, separate evidence that suggests parasite exposure can lead to general health problems in children hold up.
The Honor 8 Lite has been priced CNY 2,599 (which is approximately Rs 24,999) and will begin shipping this Friday- February 24. The phone boasts of a QHD display combined with a powerful battery and claims to be the best when it comes to VR, 3D support.
The figure is likely higher because many deaths go unrecorded, the agency's director, Fabrice Leggeri, said last week. The International Organization of Migration said the traffickers took the engine and left the boat to drift.
Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Western Mosul
One captain in Iraq's emergency response division told the BBC inside western Mosul: "We very close to liberating Mosul". Iraqi officials said they had information that recent attacks in Baghdad had been organised from inside Syria.
Celine Dion rocks retro look to unveil new accessories line
Meanwhile, the "Because You Loved Me" musician recently said her family was "doing really well" one year on from Rene's passing. Angelil, who was married to Dion for over 21 years, died in January 2016 after a long battle with throat cancer.
Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base
The Pentagon has said that there will not be a public announcement that accompanies the strategy review. The campaign involves a 100,000-strong force of Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shi'ite militias.
Wal-Mart scores solid U.S. sales; earnings dip
The holiday shopping season was challenging for many retailers, underscoring the changes brick-and-mortar stores need to make. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 2.1%.
Carmelo Anthony To Replace Kevin Love In The All-Star Game
One of the most intriguing trade scenarios thus far is the Carmelo Anthony trade deal involving the Clippers and Cavaliers. I've been blessed to be able to work with him day-to-day, learn from him, talk to him, be friends with him.
'Mary Poppins' sequel cast will include Angela Lansbury
Director Rob Marshall, who helmed the 2002 Best Picture victor "Chicago", has assembled an all-star cast for the 2018 sequel. This week the studio confirmed that long-time Disney favorite, Angela Lansbury , will also be featured in the sequel.
It's official, Georges St-Pierre is returning to the UFC
If and when St-Pierre returns, he'll be riding a 12-fight winning streak, which ran his career MMA record to 25-2. St-Pierre has not fought since his title defence victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November of 2013.
Greg Maddux pranks Cubs MVP Kris Bryant in batting cage
Bryant chuckled dismissively when the "sound guy" was giving him tips from behind the batting cage. "Don't hit me", said Bryant. Maddux is now an assistant baseball coach for UNLV, where he serves as the pitching coach. "And I got pranked this year".