TORONTO (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas had a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 104-100 Monday night.
Lou Williams scored 17, Kyle Lowry had 14 and Terrence Ross added 13 for the Raptors, who improved 9-1 at home and 4-0 against Western Conference opponents.
Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points and Markieff Morris had 17 for the Suns, whose four-game winning streak was snapped. Phoenix had not lost since the opening game of their six-game road trip, Nov. 15 against the Clippers.
Isaiah Thomas scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and Gerald Green had 13 for Phoenix, but made a costly turnover in the final seconds.
Toronto’s Chuck Hayes scored the opening basket of the fourth quarter to give the Raptors a 17-point lead, 83-66. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek called timeout, and his team responded with a 14-0 run over the next two minutes, including three straight 3-pointers by Thomas.
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