Toronto hosts Phoenix on home losing streak
Phoenix Suns (20-16, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (15-20, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Toronto; Friday, 7:30pm EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Raptors -2.5; over/under is 225
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto is looking to end its five-game home losing streak with a victory against Phoenix.
The Raptors are 10-8 on their home court. Toronto ranks fifth in the NBA with 12.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Chris Boucher averaging 2.2 offensive boards.
The Suns have gone 6-11 away from home. Phoenix ranks third in the Western Conference shooting 38.3% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pascal Siakam is scoring 26.5 points per game and averaging 8.6 rebounds for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Toronto.
Devin Booker is shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 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 over the past 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 2-8, averaging 110.8 points, 39.4 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. 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 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points.
INJURIES: Raptors: Fred VanVleet: out (back), Otto Porter Jr.: out (toe), Christian Koloko: day to day (knee), Precious Achiuwa: out (ankle).
Suns: Cameron Johnson: out (knee), Devin Booker: out (groin), Landry Shamet: out (achilles), Cameron Payne: out (foot).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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