On the last day of scrimmages, reigning NBA champions Raptors will take on the Suns. Here we look at the preview, team new, and where to watch the Scrimmage game.
12 teams will step on the court today for their last scrimmage game. The remaining 10 teams are done with their scrimmages and are gearing up for the seeding games. Raptors and Suns will look for a final push towards attaining some momentum before heading into the seeding game.
The Raptors are playing with the same zeal and aura that they did in the previous season, winning both their scrimmages against Houston Rockets (94-83) and Portland Trail Blazers (110-104). Phoenix Suns have a win and a loss in their pocket, winning against Utah Jazz (101-88) and losing to Boston Celtics (103-117).
Both teams would hope that a win tonight helps spark some momentum going into the business end of the league.
Where to watch Raptors vs Suns Scrimmage on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 3:00 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV(with the help of a NBA League Pass)
- Live Stream on Fubo.Tv
- TV: FOX Sports Arizona
- Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7
- TSN in Canada
NBA TV can be accessed through the official NBA website and the app. However, you’ll need to buy a NBA League Pass for that.
For fans who do not already have the League Pass, there should be a free trial offer for you to avail.
Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns Scrimmage preview
Defending champions will have three days to prepare before their first seeding game against Los Angeles Lakers. They are the No. 2 seed team in Eastern Conference behind Milwaukee Bucks. With 3 days to rest. the Raptors should field most of their 1st team today, however, they’ll want to manage their minutes and ensure they don’t play too hard in order to avoid any injuries.
They are likely to meet Bucks in the Conference final.
Phoenix Suns’ probability for qualifying for the playoffs are very slim. They would want to play safe and will want to capitalize on the eight seeding games. They have the second-worst record (26-39) among the 22 teams, only ahead of the Wizards. Devon Booker will need to absolutely go bonkers, if the Suns were to have any chance of making it to the playoffs.
Team News for Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet left the previous scrimmage with an injured Knee and will not play today’s game.
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— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 27, 2020
However, Coach Nick Nurse has said that the injury is not serious and he should be available for the restart. Patrick McCaw hasn’t got any playing time in the previous two games, he might be playing today’s scrimmage. Marc Gasol also has some playing minutes under his belt, hence Nick Nurse will not want to risk him ahead of the seeding games.
Other than that they usual suspects should get decent minutes on the court today in order to keep the team’s momentum going.
Team News for Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes, Jalen Lecque, Elie Okobo, and Kelly Oubre Jr have not played a single minute in the scrimmages. Kelly Oubre Jr’s injury means that the Suns are really short-handed in the Bubble and will need a miracle of sorts to make it to the playoffs.