Raptors fall to Suns in NBA action at Air Canada Centre

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan goes to the basket and scores against Phoenix Suns forward...

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan goes to the basket and scores against Phoenix Suns forward Gerald Green at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, March 16, 2014 (TOM SZCZERBOWSKI/USA Today)

Frank Zicarelli, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:44 PM ET

TORONTO - Not athletic enough to contend with Phoenix’s second unit, not engaged enough on defence and not nearly good enough on this afternoon.

For the Raptors, it was one game to forget, a regrettable showing against the Suns when frustrations mounted every time Toronto could not sustain a run.

Despite their woeful play on the defensive end, the Raptors were trailing by seven with 4:08 left, but they couldn’t make enough stops and shots en route to a 121-113 loss on Sunday at the Air Canada Centre.

A two-game road trip, back-to-back no less, with stops Tuesday in Atlanta and then New Orleans awaits, a time when Toronto’s defence must step up.

Against the Suns, it was non-existent as was Toronto’s bench, outscored 59-11.

Nerves began to fray when shots weren’t dropping and calls weren’t going their way, culminating with back-to-back technical fouls for Toronto.


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