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Eric Bledsoe powers Suns past Raptors

TORONTO — Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and 11 assists, Mirza Teletovic also had 20 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Toronto Raptors 107-102 on Sunday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Teletovic was 6 of 7 from 3-point range, Brandon Knight and Jon Leuer each added 16 points for the Suns, and T.J. Warren had 15.

DeMar DeRozan matched a Toronto season high with 29 points. Coming off a victory Saturday night in Washington, the Raptors had won four straight. The Suns are 6-0 against opponents playing the second game of a back-to-back set.

Knight had 10 points in the third quarter on 4-of-7 shooting, with a pair of 3-pointers to help Phoenix take a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Phoenix got a boost from the bench in the second quarter from Teletovic, who shot 5 for 6 including 4 for 5 from beyond the 3-point line, for 14 points.

Toronto was 12 of 29 from 3-point range, the fourth time in the last five games that the Raptors have hit 10 or more 3-pointers. Toronto is 5-2 when it makes at least 10 3-pointers.

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Suns: Phoenix opened a six-game trip in which it will cover 5,770 miles before returning home to face the Orlando Magic on Dec. 9. The Suns have yet to lose a game under coach Jeff Hornacek when shooting 50 percent or better from 3-point range, running up a 16-0 record. … Bledsoe and Knight are averaging at least 20 points and five assists this season, the only teammates in the league currently to do so. Only four duos in NBA history have kept that up for an entire season, including Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1991-92, and most recently LeBron James and Kyrie Irving last season. … Center Tyson Chandler (hamstring) missed his second game of the season.

Raptors: Having played a league-high 12 road games so far this season, Toronto will now play six of its next seven at the Air Canada Centre. Raptors forward Patterson and Suns guard Bledsoe were two of five players from Kentucky chosen in the first round of the 2010 NBA draft, the first time one school had had five players picked in the draft’s opening round.

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The Suns Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

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