Devin Booker Makes Toronto Raptors Mascot Change During Phoenix Suns Victory

The Toronto Raptors are currently playing home games at Scotiabank Arena without fans due to local health regulations as the Omicron-COVID-19 variant surge continues.

However, the lack of fans does not mean the lack of mascots in Toronto. And the presence of the Raptors mascot caused quite a stir late Tuesday night in the Phoenix Suns’ 99-95 win over Toronto.

With the Suns down one with 6.5 seconds remaining, Devin Booker was fouled. Booker hit both free throws to seal his team’s victory, but not without incident.

An angry Booker demanded that the team move the Raptors mascot between free-throw attempts, and the umpires undertook to move the red dinosaur from behind the basket to the corner of the field.

“We discussed it. We’re doing homies now,” Booker said after the game. “Now we’re cool.”

The Suns win gave the Raptors their longest six-game winning streak of the season. The Suns, meanwhile, improved to 31-9 and had the best record in the franchise with 40 games.

Contribution: The Associated Press.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Devin Booker misplaced the distracting Raptors mascot during the Suns win

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