Toronto Raptors fans hoping they can get back on the right track will have to reconcile with the fcat they have to somehow over Kevin Durant and a contender in the Phoenix Suns on the second end of a back-to-back. This follows an already tough loss against the Nets.
While Bradley Beal has yet to suit up more than three games for a Suns team that has mortgaged all of their depth to go all-in on winning a title in the next few seasons, the 1-2 punch of Durant and Devin Booker should be more than enough to coast for a win.
The Raptors need to somehow put together one of the best defensive performances of the year to have a chance. However, with wins against Milwaukee, Dallas, and Minnesota under their belt already, they might have the pieces needed to pull this thing off.
Dennis Schroder Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Suns game
The veteran Schroder appeared to suffer a minor knock during the loss against Brooklyn, as he was seen with his knees in a wrap on the bench. However, it looks like the injury did not impact him and he does not have an official injury designation for the game against Phoenix.
Kevin Durant Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Suns game
Durant is officially listed as questionable due to a foot injury. With Phoenix already playing hurt and with their eyes set on postseason glory, it makes sense not to push Durant too hard in what (for them) will likely be an inconsequential regular season game in November.
Projected Starting Lineups Tonight
PG Dennis Schroder
SG OG Anunoby
SF Scottie Barnes
PF Pascal Siakam
C Jakob Poeltl
PG Devin Booker
SG Eric Gordon
SF Grayson Allen
PF Kevin Durant
C Jusuf Nurkic
Toronto Raptors next five opponents
The Raptors' schedule includes a pair of tussles with the Knicks and In-Season Tournament consolation games against the Heat and Hornets. This could be pivotal in determining their chances to sneak into the postseason hunt.
Dec. 1 vs. New York Knicks
Dec. 6 vs. Miami Heat
Dec. 8 @ Charlotte Hornets
Dec. 11 @ New York Knicks
Dec. 13 vs. Atlanta Hawks
Raptors injury report
Christian Koloko-OUT-Respiratory condition
Suns injury report