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Raptors vs. Suns Game Thread: Toronto looks to burn Phoenix

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The Raptors head to Phoenix, looking to rebound from an inexcusable loss to the Clippers.

Toronto Raptors v Phoenix Suns Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns have a 9-20 record. The Raptors, meanwhile, are teetering on the opposite side of the competency spectrum. Equipped with a 17-8 record, Toronto is supposedly one of the best teams in the East — and, for the most part, that is absolutely the case — but they are coming off one of the more frustrating losses in recent memory.

In a Ghost of Christmas Past-type situation, that game may come back to haunt the Raptors when playoff seeding inevitably becomes tight, near the end of the season; favourable matchups may be thwarted due to one abysmal, outlier of a game.

And so, rebounding against the Suns would be a welcome, and necessary, change of pace. The Raptors are looking to swing their momentum, and you can read all about it in Joel Stephens’ preview.

When the game begins, head to the comments below and let your angst loose.

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Where to Watch:

TSN 9:00 pm

Lineups:

Toronto – Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas

Phoenix – Tyler Ulis, T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson, Marquese Chriss, Greg Monroe

Injuries:

Toronto – Delon Wright (soon) Lucas Noguiera (calf)

Phoenix – Devin Booker (strained abductor), Brandon Knight, Alan Williams, Davon Reed, Tyson Chandler (personal)