Last night sure was a frustrating loss for the Raptors and their fans, but the good thing about the NBA is there’s always another game. Tonight, Toronto looks to take out their frustrations over last night’s loss to the Celtics on the poor 11-34 Phoenix Suns.
Within the last two hours, coach Nick Nurse threw us another curveball as he announced that Kyle Lowry will indeed play tonight after being previously announced out due to rest. Lowry tested out his back pre-game and is apparently “pissed off” about last night’s result.
I’d be worried if I was a Suns fan tonight.
Nurse on Lowry audible: "I think the back is feeling better... He knows he needs to be out there to get the rhythm back. The other thing is Kyle's a super competitive dude. He's pissed off we lost the game last night & he wants to get out there & get this thing turned around."— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 17, 2019
For more pre-game reading, make sure to check out Mitch Orsatti’s game preview from this morning — and add in Lowry’s presence everywhere it says he’ll be out.
Where to Watch:
7:30 PM EST, Sportsnet One
Toronto - Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Danny Green, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka
Phoenix - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton
Toronto - Kawhi Leonard (out - rest), Jonas Valanciunas (out - thumb), OG Anunoby (out - personal)
Phoenix - None