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Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker got the Toronto Raptors mascot thrown in timeout for distracting him during free throws.
The Toronto Raptors hosted the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, looking to extend their winning streak to seven games. There were no fans in attendance inside Scotiabank Arena due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases but there was one individual in the venue that got on the nerves of Suns star Devin Booker.
During the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, Booker stepped to the free throw line looking to increase their 93-92 lead. After making one shot, the Suns’ star pointed off the court towards The Raptor, who was then essentially sent into timeout by the referee.
Devin Booker gets Raptors mascot sent into timeout
The ref heard Booker’s complaint and sent the mascot away from the courtside area.
Distraction aside, Phoenix held on and pulled away from Toronto to win 99-95, bringing an end to the Raptors’ six-game winning streak.
Booker played in 36 minutes for the Suns, where he scored 16 points while shooting 4-for-13 from the field and 6-for-8 from the charity stripe. Additionally, he recorded five rebounds and three assists.
OG Anunoby led the way for Toronto, scoring 25 points while shooting 9-for-20 from the field.
Will this be the start of a new rivalry between Booker and The Raptor? Only time will tell.