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Toronto Raptors Drop Fifth Straight Game, Fall 106-97 to the Phoenix Suns

December 7th, 2013 at 12:22 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

'P1000209' photo (c) 2013, Matthew Addie - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The Toronto Raptors lost their fifth straight game Friday night as they were defeated 106-97 by the Phoenix Suns. The Raptors are now 0-2 on their current three-game road trip and have shown no signs of turning things around. The Suns have now won two in a row and have themselves tied for eight place in the Western Conference with an 11-9 record. The Raptors fall to 6-12 with the loss and trail the Boston Celtics by a game and a half for the Division lead.

Points By Quarter

 1st2nd3rd4thFINAL
Toronto2723242397
Phoenix27252925106

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Amir Johnson was the Raptors' high-scorer with 22 points off the bench. Amir also added seven rebounds and three blocked shots. 
  • Kyle Lowry continued his strong play with 21 points and seven assists. Rudy Gay and Jonas Valanciunas each added double-doubles as Gay had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Valanciunas had 11 points and 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had a rough night shooting 5-15 for 13 points.
  • Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough exited the game early due to a left-shoulder sprain and did not return. He is considered day-to-day and will be evaluated on Saturday.
  • Former-Raptors forward P.J. Tucker had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns. It seems as if Tucker has finally settled in and is starting to become an important piece to the team. 
  • The Suns out-rebounded the Raptors 53-36. 18 of the Suns rebounds came on the offensive glass.

NEXT GAME: Sunday, December 8 @ Los Angeles Lakers. 9:30 pm. ET start


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