TORONTO & PHOENIX POSTGAME VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8fgl17gig3szo/AAB_ze09Pd9gbmQ4iXZXs3URa?dl=0
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FINAL SCORE: PHOENIX SUNS 99, TORONTO RAPTORS 95
DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022
|FINAL SCORE||RECORD||HIGH POINTS||HIGH REBOUNDS||HIGH ASSISTS|
|Phoenix||99||31-9||Crowder – 19||Ayton – 9||Paul – 12|
|Toronto||95||20-18||Anunoby – 25||Boucher – 16||Siakam – 7|
Trailing 90-89 with 1:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, Devin Booker hit a jump shot to put the Suns up by one … Following a miss from Pascal Siakam, Chris Paul made a pullup two to push the lead to three … Phoenix made all six of its free throw attempts in the final 10 seconds to preserve the victory.
Phoenix shot .473 (35-74) from the field, while holding the Raptors to .404 (36-89) shooting from the floor … Toronto shot just 28 percent (7-25) in the fourth, including .154 (2-13) from three-point range.
- With the loss, Toronto falls to 20-18 this season and 12-11 at home … The Raptors willbegin a five-game road trip (Jan. 14-21), Friday in Detroit.
- OG Anunoby scored a team-high 25 points and added two rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes … Anunoby has scored in double digits in every game since returning to the lineup Dec. 31, averaging 19.3 points and shooting .469 (45-for-96) from the field during this span.
- Pascal Siakam tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and a team-best seven assists in 39 minutes … Siakam has now recorded five or more assists in a career-high eight consecutive games (Dec. 28 – Jan. 11), averaging 6.5 assists during this stretch … With his 22 points tonight, Siakam passed Jose Calderon (5,234) for eighth on the Raptors’ all-time scoring list (5,255).
- Fred VanVleet finished with 21 points, five assists and two steals in 44 minutes … VanVleet has now made 4+ three-pointers in a franchise record nine consecutive games (Dec. 14 – Jan. 11) … VanVleet has finished with 20+ points in eight of his last nine games played (Dec. 14 – Jan. 11), averaging 29.6 points and shooting .465 (89-for-191) from the field, including .451 (51-for-113) from beyond the arc …. Tonight, he reached 1,500 assists, becoming just the seventh Raptor to achieve the milestone.
- Chris Boucher recorded 13 points and a team-high 16 rebounds in 37 minutes off the bench for his third double-double of the season … Boucher collected 15+ rebounds for just the fifth time in his career and second time this season.
- OG Anunoby (25), Pascal Siakam (22)and Fred VanVleet (21),combined to score 68 of Toronto’s 95 points … Tonight marked just the second game this season VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby each scored 20+ points.
- The Raptors grabbed a season-best 22 offensive rebounds, led by a career high-tying nine offensive boards from Chris Boucher and career-best five offensive rebounds from Justin Champagnie.
- With the win, Phoenix improves to31-9, including 14-4 on the road … The Suns have won three consecutive games against the Raptors (Jan. 6, 2021 – Jan.11, 2022) for the first time since Nov. 29, 2009 – Mar. 3, 2011) … Phoenix’s 31-9 record to start the season is tied for the second-best start in franchise history through 40 games …The Suns will continue a five game road trip (Jan. 11-20) Friday in Indiana.
- Jae Crowder finished with a season high-tying 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-11 3PT) and added five rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes … Tonight marked just the second time Crowder has led the Suns in scoring this season.
- Chris Paul recorded 15 points, including a team-high 12 assists and five steals in 33 minutes … Paul has recorded 5+ steals five times this season, something he did not do during the 2020-21 season.
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