Suns Get Back to Winning Ways Against 76ers

By administrator1 December 24, 2016 02:45

By Francisco Romero. – The Phoenix Suns ended a four-game losing streak Friday night after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 123-126 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

It was a game of two tales as the 76er took a 66-53 half-time lead, including 31 points by Philadelphia in the first quarter; the second half was a totally different story for the Suns.

At one point during the game Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points.

During the first quarter the Suns committed five straight turnovers, but Philadelphia was not able to fully capitalize on those errors as they only got two points off the turnovers.

Suns head coach Earl Watson was not happy going into half time and the team responded after Watson addressed them in the locker room.

“We played like Crap– Everybody got pumped out for the second half and it made a difference,” Suns guard Eric Bledsoe told the assembled members of the media after the game.   “They were getting everything they wanted, we were not helping each other out, in the second half we started helping each other.”

The Suns scored 42 points in the fourth quarter; Bledsoe scored 16 of his 24 points in that same quarter.

Devin Booker finished the game with 23 points, while T.J. Warren added 19 to lead the Suns with the come-from-behind victory.

Phoenix finished the game making 12-0f-26 three pointers, the 76ers made 13-of-31 baskets from beyond the three-point arch.

For the 76ers Joel Embiid was their leading scorer as he finished with 27 points. Sergio Rodriguez added 21 points for Philadelphia, while former Arizona Wildcat T.J. McConnell scored 5 points in 22 minutes of play.

The Suns improve their record to 9-21, while the 76ers stand at 2-22 in the season.

Earl Watson’s team will be back on the court on December 26th in Houston, as they will visit the Rockets at the Toyota Center.

By administrator1 December 24, 2016 02:45

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