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DeRozan scores 23 as Raptors top Suns to snap skid

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DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 101-97 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday night.

Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, and Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who ended Phoenix's seven-game winning streak in Toronto. The Suns hadn't lost there since Jan. 4, 2004.

Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and Jared Dudley all scored 14 points for Phoenix. Goran Dragic had 13, and Michael Beasley chipped in with 12.

It was the second straight loss for the Suns, who were routed 117-77 at Detroit on Wednesday. That marked their third-biggest margin of defeat in franchise history.

Phoenix's Luis Scola scored the first basket of the fourth quarter, but the Raptors answered with a 7-0 run -- including five points from Johnson -- to lead 87-78 with 9:04 left.

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