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Recap: Phoenix Suns fall to the Toronto Raptors 104-100, can't finish comeback

The Suns failed to complete the comeback victory against the Toronto Raptors. They were down 17 points in the second half.

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The Suns started off hot leading by seven early till the Raptors went on a 14-2 run. The Suns went back and forth until the quarter ended with the Suns down 29-26. Markieff Morris had 8 points in the quarter. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points for the Raptors on 5-5 shooting. Miles Plumlee and Alex Len both were in foul trouble with two fouls.

Plumlee had 3 fouls in 2 minutes and 11 seconds of playing time, he would only play three more minutes in the game. The quarter was back and forth ending with the Suns down 54-48 at half. Goran Dragic was not able to get anything going in the first half, he had 0 points on 0-4 shooting. Dragic ended the game with 6 points, 4 assists, and 4 turnovers in only 21 minutes. Green/Bledsoe/Kieff all had 9 points in the first half. Valanciunas had 17 and Lou Williams had 12 points at half. Bledsoe was 3-10 from the field in the first half.

The Suns struggled shooting the ball in the third quarter and had nine turnovers. Toronto took advantage of the Suns poor shooting and built their lead up to 81-66 going into the fourth outscoring the Suns 27-18 in the quarter.  In the last four minutes of the quarter the Suns had four turnovers on 0-8 shooting.

Hornacek took an early timeout in the fourth quarter and inspired the team. The Suns immediately went on a 14-0 run to close the gap to 83-80. Bledsoe and Thomas both had a great fourth quarter. Isaiah Thomas ended the game with 16 points with 4 threes. Bledsoe ended with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks on 8-16 shooting. Green added 13 and Markieff had 17. The Suns took the lead at 95-94 with Bledsoe free throws. The Suns were down 100-98 when the ball was poked lose from Thomas ending in a jump ball between Kyle Lowry and Thomas. Lowry won the tip ending in two made free throws by DeMar DeRozan. Eric Bledsoe hit two free throws to close the gap back within two but DeRozan again hit two more free throws to seal the game for the Raptors. The Suns won the quarter 34-23 but couldn't get the win. Jonas Valanciunas ended with a career high 27 points on 10-11 shooting for the Raptors. Lowry had 14 points, DeRozan had 23 points, and Lou Williams ended with 17 points. The Suns shot 46.4% while the Raptors shot 45.1%. The final score was 104-100 Raptors.

The Suns ended their road trip 4-2.

Record: 9-6

Next Game: Home vs Denver Nuggets (6-7) Wednesday night at 7:00 PM (Arizona Time)

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