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Josh Weinstein

Following a disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Toronto Raptors (17-8) look to bounce back against the Phoenix Suns (9-20) at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is set for 9 PM ET.

Toronto really has no reason to put up a dud of a performance tonight. The team has rested up following its grueling three games in four nights stretch and are unquestionably the stronger team in tonight’s matchup. Phoenix will be without its best player Devin Booker after he suffered a strained left adductor when these two teams met last week, which gives the Raptors an even greater advantage than they already had.

If Booker being out wasn’t enough, the Suns are on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Raptors should have no problem blowing the Suns away in this one.

Expect Kyle Lowry to bounce back. It’s not often the Raps floor general will finish 0-8 from the land beyond (he’s shot 39 percent from 3-point range this season). Lowry has the perfect opportunity to have a strong outing considering how poor the Suns defence is.

Projected starting lineups:

Toronto Raptors

  • PG Kyle Lowry
  • SG DeMar DeRozan
  • SF OG Anunoby
  • PF Serge Ibaka
  • C Jonas Valanciunas

Phoenix Suns

  • PG Tyler Ulis
  • SG Josh Jackson
  • SF T.J. Warren
  • PF Marquese Chriss
  • C Greg Monroe