Facing Toronto in the quarterfinal round of the Las Vegas Summer League, the Suns’ efficiency from the field overcame the lack thereof while taking care of the basketball.

Phoenix shot 53 percent from the field while overcoming 21 turnovers and a late Raptors’ surge, coming away with a 103-98 win and a perfect 5-0 record in Las Vegas.

Marcus Morris (23 points) and Markieff Morris (16) both finished 8-of-11 from the field, while Archie Goodwin (5-for-5, 20 points) and Dionte Christmas (6-for-11, 15 points) added the perimeter punch.

When Diante Garrett ran the pick-and-roll in the third quarter of Thursday’s 92-84 win over Portland, he did so in a fashion that would have made former Suns point guards proud.

After using the initial screen, Garrett surveyed his options while probing further and further into the lane. He saw the roll man (not open), the strong-side shooter (not open) and the spot-up man in the weak-side corner (wide open).

While the Suns make strides in how they start games, their mid-game form keeps getting better and better.

Phoenix used a 26-0 second-quarter run, spurred by the reserves, to pull away in a 92-84 win over Portland in the first round of the Las Vegas NBA Summer League winner’s bracket. Six players scored in double figures for the Suns, who shot 42 percent from distance while employing the uptempo style Jeff Hornacek said would be a staple of his offense.

Hornacek, however, credited the team’s work at the other end of the floor for their offensive explosion.

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