The Phoenix Suns defeated the Toronto Raptors tonight, 115-103. Eric Bledsoe lead the way with a career-high 40-point, 13-assist effort.
The Phoenix Suns didn’t seem tired or drained from last night’s game in New York.
Instead, they immediately came out of the gate against the Toronto Raptors and carried over last night’s momentum into tonight’s.
Eric Bledsoe lead the charge in the Suns second straight win. After last night’s 23-point effort, Bledsoe came back and dropped a career-high 40 against one of the better defenses in the league. His sidekick, Devin Booker, added 20 points of his own, as the Suns defeated the Raptors 115-103.
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The Killer B’s converted 9-15 shots from beyond the arc, which was enough to take down the Raptors on their home court.
They were neck-and-neck with the Raptors all night, and only trailed by three points until the fourth quarter. Yes, these are the same Raptors who are currently 3.0 games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the Eastern Conference.
And yes, these are the same Suns who have a one-game advantage over the Los Angeles Lakers for the worst record in the Western Conference.
The Raptors have a wicked one-two punch of their own, but they were outplayed tonight from the Suns’ young guns. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 37 points tonight and finished 1-10 from the three-point line.
It was another positive showing from this young Phoenix squad. They once again proved that they’re able to compete with some of basketball’s best teams until the final whistle. They defeated the Raptors tonight thanks to a torrid fourth quarter, where they outscored Toronto, 33-18.
It was another performance where the Suns disregarded an early deficit, and stormed back in the second half to win the game. That seems to be the common trend this season for Earl Watson and his Suns.
Their brutal road trip that saw three cities in four days has finally come to an end. It was a business trip that treated the Suns well, surprisingly, considering they played the top two teams in the East.
Phoenix now goes back home to host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, where they’ll look to make it a season-high three game win-streak.