TORONTO — All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry says he’s doubtful to play for Toronto on Sunday in Game 4 of the Raptors’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lowry has a sprained left ankle. He attempted to warm up before Game 3 on Friday before the determination was made that he could not play.

Lowry said trying to play likely made the ankle worse.

The Raptors trail the series 3-0.

“Hopefully some things change, but right now I don’t think I’ll be able to play,” Lowry said.

Lowry was getting more treatment Saturday, adding that he’s not “giving up hope” of being ready to attempt playing in Game 4.

CAVALIERS: LeBron James doesn’t prolong the inevitable.

The last seven times that James’ teams have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series, the matchup has ended in the most humane fashion – a sweep. He gets a chance at another Sunday, when Cleveland can oust Toronto and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

No NBA team has wasted a 3-0 series lead, James has never coughed up as much as a 2-0 series lead. Going back to last season’s rally in the NBA finals the Cavs have won 10 consecutive playoff games, three shy of the NBA’s record set by the Los Angeles Lakers over the 1988 and 1989 postseasons.