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Suns handle Raptors 104-100, remain atop Pacific Division

Phoenix wins season series with Toronto.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Your Phoenix Suns got started on a new win streak on Friday, holding off the Raptors 104-100 in Toronto.

Two nights after giving one away in Orlando, Phoenix led the entire second half against the Raptors en route to winning their eighth game in 11 March matchups.

Toronto trimmed the Suns’ 13-point fourth quarter lead down to two with under a minute to play. The win runs the Suns’ road record to 15-6 on the season.

Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul led Phoenix scorers with 19 apiece. Ayton added nine rebounds, Paul tallied eight assists. Devin Booker managed 16 on 6 of 14 shooting.

Pascal Siakam paced the Raptors with 26 points and 11 boards. Fred VanVleet scored 22 and Kyle Lowry chipped in 11, his sixth-lowest scoring game of 2020-21.

This brings to a close the season series with the Raptors. The Suns took both matchups, last winning January 6th in Phoenix.

That keeps the Suns atop the Pacific Division for at least another day. They’re now a game ahead of the Clippers who will host Philadelphia on Saturday. Los Angeles has won four straight.

Phoenix will wrap up their four-game road trip on Sunday in Charlotte. The Hornets currently hold the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference.

Phoenix can then look forward an appetizing three-game homestand against the Hawks, Bulls, and Thunder.

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