Game preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Phoenix Suns


That's the best home record in the National Basketball Association, and Dwane Casey's squad's play in The 6 is the main reason for why the Raptors are 3rd in the East and able to keep pace with Boston in the Atlantic.

The game marked the return of Triano, the former Raptors coach and Canadian, who was named the Suns' interim head coach after Earl Watson was sacked just three games into the season.

After the game the Suns said that Booker had suffered a strained adductor and will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Phoenix. The Raptors are a league-best 8-1 at home. Booker declined to speak to reporters.

McConnell is averaging 7.1 points, 5.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 24.4 minutes.

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Key matchup: Devin Booker vs. DeMar DeRozan.

The Raptors, who have scored 100 or more points in 10 consecutive games, nearly reached triple digits in three quarters Tuesday. "As long as we keep the confidence going and make plays, we're all going to look good, we're always going to have the high-assist games".

Lowry had three three-pointers as part of a 13-point performance in the first quarter, and the Raptors took a 17-point lead on a driving reverse layup by Norman Powell with 33 seconds left in the frame. The 20-year-old from Kansas has endured efficiency issues while his team scuffles considerably and, while it is far too early to begin writing him off from a big-picture perspective, Jackson has largely operated outside of the national consciousness when compared to the other top-tier players in the group.

Up next: Friday at Memphis, 8 p.m.