Simmons apologized to Lowry at halftime.
Despite a 33-point performance from Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors were blown out by the Philadelphia 76ers last night by a score of 116-95. With the win, the 76ers took a 2-1 lead in the series, although it was the actions of Ben Simmons that proved to be one of the bigger stories of the game. During the first half, Simmons fell over Kyle Lowry while going for the ball and while he was on the ground, he lifted his elbow up quickly and it went right into the groin of the Raptors star. Lowry seemed pretty hurt by the play as he immediately knelt over in quite a bit of pain.
After the game, Lowry explained how Simmons apologized and that the referee, Scott Foster, had missed it.
"Yeah, he said it at halftime," Lowry said according to ESPN. "Said he didn't mean to. Scott [Foster, the referee] didn't call it on the floor. It's not like I'm going to dwell on it or bitch about it. It happened. It's over now. We got our ass kicked after. It didn't matter."
Lowry was asked if he wants the league to review what happened, although Lowry would rather focus on the next game.
"I'm personally not going to dwell on it," Lowry explained. "We have bigger things to fry than something that happened in the first [half] or whatever."