Phoenix Suns vs Toronto Raptors: A High-Stakes Clash of Titans in the NBA

After an overtime victory against Denver, Phoenix welcomes Toronto to town

The Phoenix Suns (36-26, sixth in the Western Conference) will be taking on the Toronto Raptors (23-39, 12th in the Eastern Conference) on Thursday at 9 p.m. EST in a matchup that is sure to be exciting. This game comes after the Suns’ impressive 117-107 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.

The Raptors have been struggling this season, with a road record of 10-20 and an overall record of 23-39. However, they do rank fourth in the NBA in scoring 54.6 points per game in the paint, with RJ Barrett leading the team with an average of 12.9 points per game. On the other hand, the Suns have been performing well so far this season, with a home record of 20-13 and a ranking of seventh in the Western Conference in rebounding with an average of 44.0 rebounds per game. Jusuf Nurkic leads the Suns in rebounds with an average of 10.7 boards per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, both teams are strong performers. The Suns average 12 made 3-pointers per game, which is just one more than their opponents allow (13). The Raptors have a shooting percentage of 47% from the field, slightly higher than their opponents’ shooting percentage against them this season.

This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, as they faced off on November 30th when Toronto won by just seven points (112-105). For this matchup, both teams will be missing key players due to injury: Devin Booker and Damion Lee are out for Phoenix while Jakob Poeltl and Bruce Brown are out for Toronto. Additionally, Immanuel Quickley has been averaging just over two made three-pointers per game for Toronto over his last ten games while Kelly Olynyk has been averaging only around eight points and five rebounds for Toronto during that same time frame.

Despite these setbacks for both teams, fans can expect another exciting matchup between these two talented squads as they continue their quest towards success this season!

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