Aaron Brooks sparks Suns to 114-106 win over Raptors
By Natalie Flanzer
PHOENIX (AP) -- Aaron Brooks energized a tired, ailing Phoenix Suns team with 25 points, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 13-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 114-106 Wednesday night.
Brooks hit the biggest shot of the game, a 3-pointer from the left corner with 54.9 seconds left to play that gave the Suns a 110-105 lead. It came after Phoenix grabbed the lead for good with 2:14 left, on a Jared Dudley's 3-pointer.
The Suns played the second of back-to-back set games only about 20 hours after a triple-overtime road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Phoenix struggled with its shooting until late in the game and played shorthanded throughout.
Phoenix Suns forward Mickael Pietrus left Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors because of a sprained right knee.
The Suns also lost guard Grant Hill.
He was dealing with flulike symptoms and left midway through the first quarter.