Toronto welcomes Phoenix with a losing streak at home
Phoenix Suns (20-16, 5th in Western Conference) versus Toronto Raptors (15-20, 11th in Eastern Conference)
Toronto; Friday, 7:30pm EST
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK NBA LINE: Raptors -2.5; top/bottom is 225
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto is looking to end a five-game losing streak at home with a win over Phoenix.
The Raptors are 10-8 at their home ground. Toronto is fifth in the NBA with 12.5 counterattacks per game led by Chris Boucher with an average of 2.2 counterattacks.
The Suns went 6-11 away from home. Phoenix finished third in the Western Conference with a 38.3% shot rate from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMANCE: Pascal Siakam is scoring 26.5 points per game and averaging 8.6 bounces for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 2.2 3-pointers in his last 10 games for Toronto.
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Devin Booker is scoring 37.0% from outside the arc with 2.3 3-pointers per game for the Suns, while averaging 27.1 points and 5.6 assists. Deandre Ayton is averaging 18.7 points and 9.8 rebounds in the past 10 games for Phoenix.
LATEST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 2-8, averaging 110.8 points, 39.4 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 tackles per game while shooting from long range 45.2%. Their opponents have averaged 115.3 points per game.
Suns: 4-6, averaging 114.2 points, 42.7 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.5 saves per game while shooting 45.2% long. Their opponents have an average of 115.4 points.
Injuries: Raptors: Fred VanVleet: out (back), Otto Porter Jr.: out (toes), Christian Koloko: daily (knee), Precious Achiuwa: out (ankle).
Suns: Cameron Johnson: out (knees), Devin Booker: out (groin), Landry Shamet: out (achilles), Cameron Payne: out (legs).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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