Siakam scores winning basket, Raptors beat Suns 111-109

TORONTO (AP) — The Phoenix Suns figured Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was as soon as going to assemble the decisive shot. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors had other plans.

Siakam scored the a success basket simply sooner than time expired, leading the Raptors to a 111-109 victory over the Suns on Thursday night.

Serge Ibaka build Toronto up 109-107 on a hook shot with 47 seconds left, however Mikal Bridges tied it with a pair of free throws with 13 seconds remaining.

Toronto gave the ball to Siakam, who let the clock wind down sooner than riding for a left-handed layup that bounced off the backboard and fell thru the rim as the buzzer sounded. The basket was as soon as confirmed following a video overview.

“I continually if truth be told feel I’m in a position to secure to the rim,” Siakam acknowledged. “I simply felt luxuriate in I had an advantage, simply prolonged strides and test out to secure there. The enormous got right here up to support, however it absolutely was as soon as form of too late.”

Siakam had 10 functions and 12 rebounds as Toronto extended its home a success toddle to eight.

“I simply opinion he may per chance per chance per chance beat anyone off the dribble,” Raptors coach Gash Nurse acknowledged. “He made a mountainous breeze and he carried out it off.”

Siakam’s winner wasn’t somewhat what Phoenix was as soon as looking out ahead to.

“We had been bowled over,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov acknowledged. “Personally, I was as soon as thinking Lowry was as soon as going to assemble the ultimate shot. Siakam made a broad play for his body of workers.”

Ibaka scored 22 functions and Lowry had 16 functions and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who grasp obtained six of seven total.

Devin Booker scored 30 functions, Deandre Ayton had 15 functions and 17 rebounds, and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 for the Suns.

Fred VanVleet had 15 functions and C.J. Miles returned after lacking three of the old four video games thanks to a sore true hip to ranking 13.

Kawhi Leonard (relaxation) sat as the Raptors played the 2nd game of a support-to-support.

Lowry was as soon as originally anticipated to relaxation, however told Nurse he wished to play as he works his draw support into shape after lacking time with a sore support.

Phoenix was as soon as up 78-77 to originate the fourth, however Toronto took the lead at 88-87 when the Suns’ Josh Jackson fouled Toronto’s Chris Boucher on a dunk with 7:50 to head. Jackson argued the resolution and was as soon as ejected after picking up his 2nd technical flawed. After video overview, the wrong on Boucher was as soon as ruled flagrant. Toronto made each of its flawed photos and obtained the ball support, with Lowry hitting a 3 to construct the Raptors up 95-87.

“I felt it was as soon as my job to step up and command something for my teammates,” Jackson acknowledged. “I felt luxuriate in anyone must grasp obtained a technical flawed on memoir of that was as soon as simply ridiculous.”

Kokoskov acknowledged the Suns must own a better job of putting forward their composure in key moments.

“To beat a body of workers luxuriate in Toronto on their court, you nearly must play a ideal game, and we didn’t,” he acknowledged.

Phoenix trailed 57-49 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Suns: Jackson scored seven functions in 19 minutes sooner than being ejected. … G Jamal Crawford (left knee) omitted his 2nd straight game. … Phoenix F Quincy Acy was as soon as a 2nd spherical capture by Toronto in 2012. … The Suns are 4-18 on the facet road. … Ayton’s profession-high in rebounds is eighteen.

Raptors: F OG Anunoby omitted his 2nd straight game for internal most reasons. … Toronto is 12-5 in opposition to Western Convention opponents. … G Patrick McCaw made his Toronto debut, going scoreless in six minutes. He signed with the Raptors ultimate Thursday.

MILESTONE MOMENT

Lowry carried out with eight assists, giving him 5,002 for his profession. He’s one in all 10 interesting gamers to attain the model.

“He if truth be told instructions the offense and is conscious of the put to secure it,” Nurse acknowledged.

Lowry joins Jose Calderon, Raymond Felton, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, John Wall and Russell Westbrook.

“It’s a mountainous stepping stone for my particular person, internal most profession,” Lowry acknowledged.

SETTING SUNS

Toronto swept the season sequence in opposition to Phoenix in consecutive years for the principle time in franchise historical past.

BACK-TO-BACKS

The Raptors are an NBA-most titillating 8-1 in the 2nd game of support-to-backs this season. This was as soon as their ninth of 12 such sets.

UP NEXT

Suns: Consult with Charlotte on Saturday night.

Raptors: Host Memphis on Saturday night.

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