Every fan knows what Sundays are about and that’s basketball. There was an exciting matchup that had the fans’ interest from minute one in the Phoenix Suns taking on the Toronto Raptors, but it was the Suns who had the joy of getting the victory as they won 121-113. Phoenix has had their ups and downs, but this was a sign of better things to come.
Their bench proved reliable as they outscored Toronto’s 59-11. The Suns are still aiming for the playoffs, and this road-trip seems to be helping their push as P.J. Tucker explained to Yahoo Sports: “We dropped a couple of games at home that we really needed. This road trip is definitely going to make us or break us (as far as) continuing our playoff push. Hopefully we get this last one and go back home and try to get a few more.” The Suns can use this victory as a catalyst for bigger things, like their playoff push. They know they have talent, but it’s consistency that they need to find if they’re to achieve their goal.
Although Toronto lost, they had some big performers, with Kyle Lowry scoring 28 points and having 13 assists and Terrence Ross adding 22 points. With players like Lowry and Ross it’s clear to see why this was their first loss at home for a while. One other noteworthy negative for Toronto was Lowry getting twice kneed in the head by Tucker. Lowry stayed in the game and said he felt “fine”, but explained “I got kneed in the head, bad. ‘I’ve got a headache right now. This (television) light is killing me.”
Both teams could be in the playoffs, and they both appear to have bright futures which will make up for their woeful seasons in their recent history