PHOENIX, March 24 (UPI) -- Aaron Brooks
scored 25 points off the bench Wednesday to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Toronto Raptors 114-106.
The victory, one night after a draining triple-overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, was the fourth in three games for the Suns.
Steve Nash scored 16 points and Channing Frye had 14. Both scored seven points in the fourth quarter when Phoenix capped a rally that began in the third quarter with the Suns trailing by 13.
Andrea Bargnani led the Raptors with 27 points and DeMar DeRozan scored 19. Toronto has lost four of their last six and was officially eliminated from playoff contention.
Phoenix remained three games behind the Memphis Grizzlies in the hunt for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference.
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