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Sport Raptors beat Suns 118-101 for 16th win in 17 games

05:50  22 february  2020
05:50  22 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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The Raptors have not lost back-to-back games since an overtime loss at Indiana on Dec. 23 and a home loss to Boston on Christmas Day. The Suns lost for the seventh time in nine games . Ayton returned to the starting lineup after missing the final two games before the All-Star break because of a

Box score: raptors 119, pacers 118 . “He deserved it because he’s been working his tail off on his shooting,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Terence Davis had 11 and Fred VanVleet added 10 to help the Raptors earn their 12th straight home win over Indiana.

TORONTO (AP) -- Pascal Siakam had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 118-101 on Friday night for their 16th victory in 17 games.

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Box score: raptors 119, pacers 118 . “He deserved it because he’s been working his tail off on his shooting,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Terence Davis had 11 and Fred VanVleet added 10 to help the Raptors earn their 12th straight home win over Indiana.

Box score: raptors 119, pacers 118 . “He deserved it because he’s been working his tail off on his shooting,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Terence Davis had 11 and Fred VanVleet added 10 to help the Raptors earn their 12th straight home win over Indiana.

Serge Ibaka scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet and Terence Davis each had 14, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 10 assists and OG Anunoby aded 12 points for the defending NBA champion Raptors.

BOX SCORE: RAPTORS 118, SUNS 101

After Toronto's franchise-record 15-game winning streak ended with a loss at Brooklyn in the final game before the All-Star break, the Raptors bounced back by starting the second half with their eighth consecutive home victory.

The Raptors have not lost back-to-back games since an overtime loss at Indiana on Dec. 23 and a home loss to Boston on Christmas Day. Toronto has gone 19-1 since.

Siakam connected on 12 of 19 attempts, going 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

That was just one fewer than the six 3-pointers the Suns managed on 34 attempts. Phoenix shot 17.6%t from long range, its lowest mark of the season. No Suns player made more than one shot from distance.

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The Raptors ' previous best win streak was 11 games , which they'd accomplished three times. A day after his energetic 17 -point outburst in the Raptors ' The Raptors ' win streak matched the Calgary Stampeders' 14 consecutive wins in 2016 -- which has been touted as the longest single-season win

Devin Booker scored 21 points and DeAndre Ayton had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix. The Suns lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Ayton returned to the starting lineup after missing the final two games before the All-Star break because of a sore left ankle.

Phoenix trailed 93-78 through three quarters, but the Suns cut the gap to six points, 96-90 on a basket by Ayton with 8:08 left to play. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a pair from the line, and VanVleet and Siakam both scored to put the Raptors up 102-90 with 6:58 remaining.

Booker missed a 3 with 4:45 left that would have made it a four-point game. Anunoby scored on a dunk and, after another missed 3 by the Suns, Ibaka banked home a 3-pointer to restore Toronto's 12-point cushion.

TIP-INS

Suns: Forward Dario Saric returned after missing seven games because of sprained left ankle and scored eight points in 19 minutes. Center Aaron Baynes ended a 13-game absence caused by a sore left hip. Baynes had five points in 11 minutes.

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TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have learned to expect the unexpected, to win with the healthy bodies they have, and not to lament the players who are missing.And so win No. 14 came courteous of Fred VanVleet and a big contribution from this season's Bench Mob.VanVleet scored 10 of his 29

Serge Ibaka had missed five of his six attempts from 3-point range, but didn’t hesitate when it was time to take the biggest shot of the game . Ibaka hit a go-ahead 3 with 30 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors rallied from 19 down to beat the Indiana Pacers 119- 118 Wednesday night, setting a franchise.

Raptors: Toronto remained without center Marc Gasol (left hamstring) and guard Norman Powell (broken finger, left hand). Gasol sat for the ninth straight game, and Powell missed his seventh. ... Raptors: F Patrick McCaw was inactive because of flu-like symptoms. . Toronto had six turnovers in the first quarter but had just two in the second. They finished with a season-worst 25.

UP NEXT

Suns: At Chicago on Saturday night.

Raptors: Host Indiana on Sunday night.

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a group of men playing a game of football: Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers drives between Team Giannis forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors and Team Giannis guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks during the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center on February 16, 2020.

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