The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their second consecutive game after losing via Phoenix Suns 111-120. The home team were led by Devin Booker, who scored game-high 36 points. The Suns have now won 5 straight games. Talking about the 76ers, they were led by Joel Embiid who knocked 35 points. Not only Embiid, but all of the 76ers starters scored in double figures, yet still ended losing the game by 9-points.
Devin Booker was well supported by the veteran Chris Paul who knocked a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. While Dario Saric added 15. Booker seemed exceptional, be it scoring from behind the arc or in the paint, Phoenix Suns’ marquee player seemed unstoppable on numerous occasions.
Talking about the 76ers, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris knocked 18 points. Whereas Seth Curry and Danny Green added 10 points each.
Devin Booker drops 36 as Phoenix Suns overcome Joel Embiid’s Philadelphia 76ers challenge
Talking about this game in particular, the role players for the 76ers began to flex in the third as Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, and Danny Green began exerting their ability to score. They key to defeating Philly is to know that Simmons and Embiid will get theirs; don’t let the other guys cook. Harris averages 20.2 points-per-game, so you know he will take the shots. At one point in the third the Sixers made 6 consecutive shots.
The Suns closed on a 13-5 run and found themselves up 5 entering the 4th quarter. Jae Crowder and Dario Saric took advantage of a Philadelphia team that was collapsing on the interior. If the shots are that wide open, take them. The lead ballooned to 11 for Phoenix.
The Sixers response? Feed Embiid. He had 8 straight points in a plethora of different ways. Spin moves, elbow jumpers, dunks. Which eventually wasn’t enough to get the 76ers past Devin Booker led Phoenix Suns.