Trans. Mar 16 12:48 ET (Mar 16 12:48 ET ) TORONTO -- Phoenix center Gerald Green scored 28 points off the bench and the Suns defeated the Toronto Raptors 121-113 on Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. With the win, Phoenix (38-28) swept the season series with Toronto. Phoenix guard Goran Dragic scored 19 points and forward Markieff Morris had 16. The loss snapped Toronto's four-game home win streak.
The Scoop:The Suns offense was cooking today and they were still able to put up 121 points despite turning the ball over 21 times. Dragic's game in transition has been a huge part of his success and he's been a beast in pick-and-roll, shooting 51.4 percent on those plays. He's an All-Star in our minds.
Goran Dragic scored a team-high 20 points during Friday's 87-80 win at Boston to go with three boards, four assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
The Scoop:With the Suns expected to go with a three-guard rotation most of the time, Dragic is going to play quite a few minutes without Eric Bledsoe. Without Bledsoe, Dragic does have a lower usage rate and a much lower field goal percentage compared to when he is with his teammate, but he has vastly improved as a basketball player. The Dragon might not be the second-round guy we've seen the past couple months, but Dragic should still put up terrific numbers the rest of the way.
BOSTON -- The Phoenix Suns know they didn't win a pretty basketball game at TD Garden on Friday night. "For us, we don't care if it's pretty or ugly," Suns guard Goran Dragic said after his team survived and pulled out an 87-80 victory over the Boston Celtics. "We've got two more (at Toronto and Brooklyn) and we're trying to make playoffs. The Suns (37-28) came in in ninth place in the Western Conference, two games behind the teams in seventh and eighth.
Goran Dragic scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns scored the last seven to beat the cold-shooting Boston Celtics 87-80 Friday night. After Jeff Green's two free throws for Boston made it 80-80 with 2:02 left, the fourth tie of the fourth quarter, Alex Len started the decisive spurt with a three-point play on a tip-in and a free throw. The Suns finished the scoring with a dunk by Markieff Morris and a layup by Dragic. Eric Bledsoe had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Morris added 15 points for Phoenix, which broke a three-game losing streak and moved one game behind Memphis for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.