Raptors Shock Suns, End Phoenix’s Seven-Game Win Streak


Nov 30, 2023

In a surprising turn of events, the Phoenix Suns, the hottest team in the NBA’s Western Conference, saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end in Toronto. The Raptors, playing as a three-point home underdog, emerged victorious with a final score of 112-105. The betting odds might have favored the Suns, but it was the Raptors who prevailed on this night.

Devin Booker, usually a key contributor for the Suns, had an off night, playing for only 30 minutes and scoring just eight points. He struggled with his shooting, going two of 12 from the floor and zero of four from deep. It was a rare subpar performance from Booker, but as they say in the NBA, you can’t win every night.

The Suns did receive a significant boost from Kevin Durant, who poured in 30 points for the team. However, Durant’s impressive performance wasn’t enough to secure the victory and extend the win streak.

What’s intriguing about this loss is that, unlike many nights, the other players in the Suns’ starting lineup stepped up their game. Everyone, apart from Devin Booker, managed to score in double digits, which was a pleasant surprise. It’s worth noting that Booker was the only one who failed to reach double-digit points in the game.

Despite the loss, the Suns’ overall record remains a respectable 11-7, and it’s important to remember that we haven’t seen the full potential of the Phoenix Suns this season. Injuries and various factors have limited their lineup, leaving us with only glimpses of what they can achieve.

Kevin Durant’s exceptional performance last night demonstrates the Suns’ ability to rely on their star players when needed. While it’s disappointing to see the winning streak end, it’s not a cause for alarm. 

The Raptors, on the other hand, played well and improved their season record to nine wins and ten losses. They capitalized on the opportunity to take down one of the Western Conference’s top teams and demonstrated their competitiveness.

In the world of the NBA, ups and downs are part of the game. The Phoenix Suns will undoubtedly bounce back, and fans can look forward to more thrilling performances as the season unfolds.

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