Suns lose star Booker

07 December 2017 03:32:07 GMTPlus11

Things were starting to go in the right direction for the Phoenix Suns, but that all changed on Tuesday in Canada with the Toronto Raptors defeating the visitors from Arizona 126-113 at the Air Canada Centre.

Late in the fourth quarter Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker strained his left adductor on defense and had to be carried off to the locker room.

It is unknown how much time the young superstar will have to miss for Phoenix, but Booker was the Suns' leader in scoring for the season at a strong clip of 24.5 points per game. Booker had 46 points early this week against the Philadelphia 76ers and had a team high 19 points on Tuesday while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out eight assists for contest.

This injury will mean more time for rookie Josh Jackson, but the young small forward out of Detroit Michigan will have large shoes to fill.

Toronto are quietly back in the conversation atop the Eastern Conference, with the Raptors currently slotted in as the third seed in the East with a record of 15-7.

The hosts had a balanced attack for the game, with seven Raptors getting in double figures. The duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan had a solid game together, as they combined for 40 points while grabbing 13 rebounds and passing out 18 assists.

The Suns head home to host the Washington Wizards on Thursday, while the Raptors, 13.00 to win the Eastern Conference, will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies on Friday.

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