But he remained composed, and went on to help his team win the match.
So why did Lowry keep his cool when so many others might not? Because he’s a damn good dad, is why.
“There were plenty of fans and kids in the world watching this game. And me being a grown man, having kids myself... I’m a grown man, and my kids could always go back and see that,” he told reporters on Thursday.
Lowry said he wanted to set a good example for his young fans as well. You can watch the clip in the video above.
Understand that I have two young children and being able to hold myself to a certain standard ... I’ve got to make sure that I uphold that.Kyle Lowry
“Understand that I have two young children and being able to hold myself to a certain standard, which I do, I hold myself to a high, high standard. And I have to make sure that I uphold that.”
And in a true dad moment, Lowry called the incident “bull crap.”
Warriors’ part-owner reprimanded
In Wednesday’s game, Lowry dove into a row of courtside seats in an effort to save a loose ball.
Mark Stevens, a Warriors’ investor and a member of the team’s executive board, was identified as the spectator who pushed Lowry. Stevens has been banned from the NBA for one year and was fined $500,000.
Watch: Kyle Lowry shoved by Warriors’ part-owner. Story continues after video.
Lowry said Stevens also said some “vulgar” things, later confirming to a reporter that he was told to “go blank yourself” multiple times.
The Raptors lead the series 2-1 going into Friday’s Game 4 at Oracle Arena.
With files from the Associated Press