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Postgame Central: Suns at Raptors- February 25, 2011

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February 25, 2011 Air Canada Centre
Vince Carter
17 PTS, 7 REB, 6 STL
Andrea Bargnani
26 PTS, 12-15 FG

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The Suns have now won 13 straight games against the Raptors.

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"This is where is started for me it is like home. When you come back home you remember spots on the floor that were good to you and you try and get to those spots."
- Vince Carter

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"Everybody played great not one bad thing to say. Great win let's keep it up!"
-- Chase Wiseman

Vince Carter Marcin Gortat records 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns win their 13th straight game over Raptors 110-92.
Steve Nash assists Vince Carter with a sweet alley-oop pass and he finishes with a reverse two-handed dunk.
New Suns guard Aaron Brooks sat down with TV on Friday afternoon to share his thoughts on the trade that brought him to Phoenix.

Suns Dominate Raptors in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Vince Carter scored 17 points, Marcin Gortat had 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns won their 13th straight over Toronto, beating the Raptors 110-92 on Friday night.

Channing Frye scored 16 points and Steve Nash had 11 assists, seven points and seven rebounds for the Suns, who have won six of eight on the road and nine of 11 overall.

Winners of seven straight north of the border, Phoenix has not lost to Toronto since a 101-94 home decision on Feb 10, 2004. Carter led Toronto with 29 points in that game.

Andrea Bargnani scored 26 points and former Suns guard Leandro Barbosa had 15 in this one for the Raptors, who have lost 19 of 22.

As usual, Carter was showered with boos in his return to face his original team. Late in the third quarter, as he came to the sideline to take an inbounds pass, a fan yelled "Retire, Vince!" Carter turned and answered "Not yet."

Carter had been held below 10 points in five of his previous nine games and had scored more than 16 just once in that span but came in fired up for this one, scoring 11 in the first quarter. Frye added 10 and Nash had seven assists as Phoenix built a 35-14 lead after one.

Toronto scored the game's opening basket but the Suns immediately tied it on a half-court alley-oop from Nash to Carter. Phoenix was soon up 11-2 and the Raptors never led again.

DeMar DeRozan scored 12 of his 14 points in the second but the Raptors still trailed 60-42 at halftime. Phoenix widened its lead in the third, carrying an 86-62 lead into the final quarter. Mickael Pietrus scored 14 and Hakim Warrick 12 for Phoenix, which led by as many as 26.

Suns coach Alvin Gentry said newly acquired guard Aaron Brooks is in Phoenix for a physical. He's expected to join the team in Indianapolis, where the Suns face the Pacers on Sunday. Toronto hasn't won back to back games since Dec. 1 and 3, when it posted home wins over Washington and Oklahoma City. The Raptors are 8-32 since.

NOTES: The Suns outrebounded the Raptors 42-31. ... Bargnani scored 12 of Toronto's 14 points in the first quarter. ... Raptors forward Joey Dorsey (back) was inactive. ... This was the first of six straight road games for the Suns. They don't play at home again until March 8. ... The Suns and Raptors met twice in the preseason, with Toronto winning both games by a combined total of 72 points. The Raptors won 129-78 on Oct. 6 and 121-100 on Oct. 17.

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