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Toronto Raptors (6-11) at Phoenix Suns (10-9)

December 6th, 2013 at 8:40 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Toronto Raptors are in Phoenix tonight to take on the Suns. The Raptors have lost four straight games, including blowing a 27 point lead on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. The Suns have won three of their last five and are coming off a 97-88 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. This is the first of two meetings between the teams.

Here are some notes for tonight's game:

  • DeMar DeRozan leads the Raptors with 21.8 points per game. Kyle Lowry is averaging 19 points per game over his last four.
  • Dwight Buycks and Aaron Gray will be inactive for the Raptors tonight.
  • Both teams are amongst the worst in the league at sharing the ball. The Suns are 26th in the league averaging 18.68 assists per game, while the Raptors are last in the league at 17.41 assists per game.
  • Guard Eric Bledsoe is in his first year with the Suns. Bledsoe is averaging 18.8 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, 4.2 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game.
  • Former-Raptor P.J. Tucker is averaging 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Suns. Tucker was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft and was never really given a chance to show what he could do for the Raptors.

Projected Starters

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Tyler Hansbrough, Jonas Valanciunas

Phoenix Suns: Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker, Channing Frye, Miles Plumlee

Tonight's game starts at 9 pm. ET and can be seen on TSN2.

Let's Go Raptors!

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