With the Memphis Grizzlies success over the past four years and this season’s unbelievable hot start, is their starting point guard Mike Conley still being underrated even now? “I always joke and say one day I’ll be rated and whenever that day is I’ll be a happy man,” Conley said.
The Toronto Raptors travel to Atlanta on Wednesday for a rematch with the Hawks after defeating Atlanta 109-102 on opening night at the Air Canada Centre. The 12-2 NBA leading Raptors are 3-1 away from home this season and have rallied from double-digit deficits in each of their last two road contests. Toronto has never started a season 4-1 on the road.
The Toronto Raptors turned to center Jonas Valanciunas early and often and the 7-footer proved to be a matchup nightmare for the Suns, drawing fouls, hitting free throws and dominating in the paint. Valanciunas scored a career high 27 points to go with his 11 rebounds. The final score was Toronto 104 Phoenix Suns 100.