The Suns let another one get away as they played north of the border.
The Phoenix Suns have not been a bad home team this season, winning five of their eight games at the US Airways Center. But when it comes to road games, the Suns have been slow to figure things out. Phoenix is just 2-7 in their nine road games this season.
The latest loss came on Friday to hapless Toronto, who won for just the fourth time all season. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Raptors and left the Suns with more questions.
Over at Bright Side of the Sun, the team's poor defensive effort was highlighted:
"It's getting to the point where we might want to concede that the Suns are just flat out one of the worst defensive teams in the league. The defensive field goal percentages have become more of a nightly massacre than something to keep an eye on. Toronto was 20-38 from the field (52.6%) and 4-7 from three (57.1%) in the first half. It didn't get much better as Toronto finished at 48.1% for the game including 57.1% (8-14) from three. Just. Simply. Pathetic."
The 101-97 loss to Toronto was the fourth time in fifth games that Phoenix has allowed at least 100 points. The Suns' 102.5 points allowed per game is the worst in the NBA.
Things are not expected to get any easier on Sunday, as the Suns will face the New York Knicks, who are third in the NBA in scoring offense.