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NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at Toronto



(Sunday, March 16th)

Final Score: Phoenix 121, Toronto 113

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Green scored a team-high 28 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 121-113 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Green finished 5-of-8 from 3-point range in just under 27 minutes of action.

Goran Dragic added 19 points, Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds and P.J. Tucker chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Suns, who have won two straight after dropping three in a row.

Kyle Lowry finished with 28 points and 13 assists, while Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson donated 22 and 20 points, respectively, for the Raptors, who had won two straight entering the contest.

"Every night this time of the year the physicality gets bigger and as a result you get upsets since the stakes are higher," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "We have to play physically on defense and offense and take care of ourselves. We can't expect officials to bail you out."

Toronto led 27-18 following Ross' 3-pointer with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter. The Suns, though, used an 11-2 burst to tie things up at 29-29 with 1:35 remaining.

Marcus Morris' triple as time expired gave the Suns a 37-35 edge entering the second frame.

Phoenix opened the second with a 9-2 run to take a 46-37 lead. Dragic drilled a pull-up three nearly five minutes later to give the Suns a 59-49 edge, but the Raptors closed the half strong to make it 61-59 entering the break.

Toronto tied the game moments into the third, but the Suns used a 12-2 run to make it 84-70 with 5:46 to go. The Raptors had their deficit down to two, 88-86, with just under two minutes to go, but Phoenix managed to carry a 96-90 lead into the final frame.

The Phoenix spread swelled to 15 after Green buried his fifth triple of the game, and third within a one-minute span, but the Raptors came storming back to pull within seven following Lowry's three-point play with just over four minutes remaining.

Toronto, though, wouldn't get closer than seven the rest of the way.

"The guys seemed focused tonight from the start. We came out with an aggressive attitude on the boards and made shots," said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Game Notes

The Suns were 34-for-38 from the free throw line ... Phoenix outrebounded the Raptors 45-26 ... Toronto outscored the Suns 60-38 in the paint ... Toronto scored 28 points of 21 Phoenix turnovers.

03/16 16:24:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR