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Suns surprise Raptors in Toronto; Eric Bledsoe nets career-high

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Eric Bledsoe scored a career-high 40 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to an unlikely road win against the Toronto Raptors. The Suns also trailed until the third quarter but dominated the fourth to win back-to-back games in their East road trip.

Bledsoe shot 14-of-17 from the field, 4-of-7 from three and perfect 14-of-14 from the line. He also added 13 assists and 6 rebounds in his career game in Toronto. Phoenix opened this road trip with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers but finished it with wins over the New York Knicks and Raptors.

Career-High for Bledsoe in Toronto upset

Bledsoe was happy with his career-high. But said that the important thing is for the Suns to get the win.

“I’m just trying to win, man. No matter if I’m playing good or not, everybody else is stepping up as well. I just got to keep playing the way I’m playing and leading my team,” Bledsoe said via AZCentral.

The Suns are still one of the worst teams in the league. They improved to 15-29 after the win to tie the Dallas Mavericks for 13th place in the Western Conference. But other teams are struggling too and they are just four and a half games away from the eighth and last spot in the playoff picture.

The Suns also had a come-from-behind win over the Knicks in their previous game. They survived a Carmelo Anthony attempt at the buzzer to get the victory.

Devin Booker had 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the three point area while veteran center Tyson Chandler had 16 points and 9 rebounds. Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker added 12 and 11 points, respectively, off the bench for the Suns.

The Raptors fell to 0-2 against the Suns this season. They lost to Phoenix in Arizona, 99-91 last December. After four straight wins, the Raptors have now lost three straight games.

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