Raptors' Rapid Recap - Phoenix 101 - Toronto 100


-Most entertaining game of the season?  Perhaps, this one came down to the wire and was a Hedo Turkoglu shot away from getting two games above .500.  Unfortunately it was not to be and the Suns keep their winning streak in the Nash era vs. the Raps alive.

-Bosh led the Raps with another double-double; 25 points and 10 rebounds.

-Raps got solid scoring from Hedo (20 points and two huge shots down the stretch) and Bargs (17) as well as bench play; Johson 7 points, 9 rebounds, Belinelli, 11 points.

-However the team had no answer for Amare Stoudemire who dropped 30 on the Dinos.  Nash was a tough cover as well with 23 points and 9 assists.

-Two big factors emerged down the stretch in the loss; rebounding and free-throw shooting.  Toronto got to the line only 14 times all game while Phoenix poured it on late in this respect, shooting 27 free throws.  As well, the Raps had a tough time keeping the Suns off the glass and were outrebounded 46 to 39.  A few more freebies and a few more rebounds and this could easily have been a Raptors' W, it was that close.

-Up next, Toronto takes the road trip to Denver in what promises to be a very tough match against the Nugs.

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