Suns score 140 in high-flyin' shootout

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:34 AM ET

Raptors forward Charlie Villanueva left last night's game in the fourth quarter with flu-like symptoms.

Head coach Sam Mitchell also looked sick.

Which happens when your team gives up 140 points.

For 48 minutes at the Air Canada Centre, the Raptors and visiting Phoenix Suns went at it like a couple of prize fighters, taking turns hammering each other with right hooks while offering up little in the way of defence.

And when the final buzzer sounded, the run-and-gun Suns ran away with a 140-126 victory, the most points scored by any team at the ACC and the second-most points ever given up by the Raptors.

"It was a track meet," said Toronto's Morris Peterson, who scored a career-high 38 points.

"We have to learn that when you play a team like that, you have to get back and find your man, or the closest man to you. We did a terrible job of that."


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