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Point guard trio carries Suns past Raptors

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and eight assists and the Phoenix Suns routed the Toronto Raptors 125-109 on Sunday night.

Goran Dragic posted 18 points and six rebounds and Isaiah Thomas netted 18 points to go with five steals off the bench for Phoenix, which has won eight of its last 10 games.

The Suns scored 30 points off 21 Toronto turnovers.

"They had the foot on the gas the whole night. If they play like that, we're going to win a ton of games and have a chance," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Jonas Valanciunas tallied 21 points and 10 boards, while Kyle Lowry added 19 points and seven assists for the Raptors, who have dropped three in a row and finished their six-game road trip at 2-4.

"We were flat as a pancake," Toronto coach Dwane Casey said.

Thomas nailed a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer to stake the Suns to a 27-19 lead and that advantage grew during the early stages of the second. Gerald Green knocked down a triple before Thomas hit a pair to cap a 9-1 spurt that propelled Phoenix to a commanding 36-20 advantage.

A Valanciunas layup in the waning seconds of the opening half clawed Toronto within 70-53 going into the break.

The Suns were up 98-76 after three and led by as many as 28 in the fourth en route to the easy victory.

Game Notes

Phoenix improved to 4-5 at home against Eastern Conference opponents ... Toronto has lost back-to-back games by double digits and now have three such defeats on the season ... The Raptors have still won four of seven in the series after dropping 14 straight to Phoenix ... Toronto fell to 9-5 against the West on the year.