Reserve guard Terrence Ross had 16 points and 7-foot center Jonas
Valanciunas had 14 points for the Raptors (33-16), who have won 12
of their last 13.
Forward Markieff Morris had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds
for the Suns (14-36), who have lost five in a row, 11 of their last
12 and 20 of their last 22.
Suns rookie guard Devin Booker had 27 points and tied a career high
with six 3-pointers, including two 3s and a layup during a 13-4 run
that brought the Suns within 99-94 with 2:56 remaining.
DeRozan made 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 51 seconds
left for a 102-94 lead. Lowry had five 3-pointers.
First-year Suns assistant Watson was promoted to interim coach
Monday, when the Suns fired Jeff Hornacek in what was to be the
final year of his three-year contract.
Suns point guard Archie Goodwin had 18 points and a career-high 12
assists for his first career double-double.
Goodwin made his seventh straight start in place of injured guard
Brandon Knight, who has been out with a sports hernia and is not
expected back before the All-Star break.
The Suns led by as many as seven points in the first quarter but did
not lead over the final 33 minutes.
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Morris, seemingly infused with energy after the coaching change, had
14 points and five rebounds while playing the entire first quarter
in his first start since Jan. 19 and his 20th of the season.
Goodwin's 35-footer as time expired gave the Suns a 32-28 lead.
Lowry had 11 points in the first quarter and 16 at halftime when the
Raptors used a 14-2 at the start of the second quarter to take a
52-45 lead at half. Lowry made 4-of-7 from 3-point range.
(Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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