It was as if a lone voice was speaking for an entire fan base, as the heckler got at Vince Carter during an inbounds play in the third quarter of Friday's Suns-Raptors game at the Air Canada Centre.

"Retire, Carter!" he yelled, loudly enough that the object of the scorn could hear him.

With a turn of the head, a bit of a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, the still-unpopular Carter gave as good as he got.

"Not yet," he said.

Some day Carter will be gone and unable to torture the fans that lionized him for most of his tenure in Toronto — but that day has not yet arrived, and the player once know as Air Canada gave it to his old team once again.

Scoring 17 points and setting the tone with an emphatic dunk off a Steve Nash pass in the opening minute, Carter powered the Suns to a 110-92 win over the Raptors before an audience announced at 19,004, a gathering that lost almost all of its venom as the game devolved into a one-sided rout.