Monday January 5th, 2015

Archie Goodwin put a high-flying exclamation mark on the Suns' 125-109 win by dunking on Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

Watch out below. With a little more than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and Phoenix leading 116-101, Goodwin found himself with plenty of open court because Toronto was attempting a full-court press. Collecting the ball near mid-court, the 6-foot-5 Goodwin made a beeline for the rim, rising high to dunk with one hand as the 6-foot-11 Valanciunas ducked out of the way. Goodwin celebrated the dunk with a flexing motion as the home crowd came to its feet. 

Goodwin, 20, is a 2013 first-round pick who usually sees limited minutes in coach Jeff Hornacek's deep backcourt. Earlier this season, the Kentucky product engaged in an impromptu dunk contest at practice with Suns teammate Gerald Green. Goodwin finished with 12 points and one rebound in nine minutes during Phoenix's blowout win.

Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with 20 points and eight assists. Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas each added 18 points. 

MAHONEY: Suns trying to compete in packed Western Conference

Valanciunas paced the Raptors with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Lowry added 19 points and seven assists. 

Phoenix improved to 20-16. Toronto dropped to 24-10.

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