While the Suns took a 99-95 road win over the Raptors on Tuesday, there was one particular Raptor to which Devin Booker made an exception – and he’s not on the roster.
In accordance with provincial safety guidelines in Ontario, no fans with tickets are allowed to attend the Raptors’ home games. Instead, attendance was limited to 1,000 people, most of which included staff, friends, family, and the Raptors mascot, aptly named “The Raptor.”
With the Suns leading by a point in the final seconds of the game, Booker stepped onto the line in hopes of taking the game away.
After causing trouble on his first free-throw, a frustrated Booker pointed to the area behind the basket and told the umpire that someone jumped when he took the shot. The Jae Crowder sun also points forward, drawing attention to what just happened.
While the Suns broadcasters (not in attendance) mistakenly thought it was a player guy, it turns out Booker was pointing towards the Raptors mascot, who was, as the only “fan” in the tournament. school, tried to distract 87.1. percent free throw shooter with online game.
In response to the complaints of Booker and Crowder, The Raptor was banished to the corner of the floor, out of Booker’s view.
Booker will take the second free throw to bring the Sun to three points with 6.5 seconds left.
Have a budding feud? With the Suns winning, Booker pointed out that the rift between him and the Raptor was the water under the bridge, telling reporters “we’re cool now.”
It’s a good thing that has been resolved.