Sixers Burnt By Suns 115-101
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PHOENIX (AP) — Miles Plumlee scored a career-high 22 points to go with 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns bounced back from their worst loss of the season to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 115-101 Saturday night.
Goran Dragic added 21 points and Eric Bledsoe 20 for the Suns, who have won nine of 11. Marcus Morris made three fourth-quarter 3-pointers and scored 18.
Thaddeus Young scored 30 points, Michael Carter-Williams 27 and Tony Wroten 22 for the 76ers, who lost their 13th road game in a row and have dropped nine of 10 overall.
Evan Turner, Philadelphia’s leading scorer at 19.3 points per game, sat out to rest his sore right knee.
Phoenix lost 115-86 at Golden State on Friday night. The 76ers hadn’t played in a week and had been in Arizona since Thursday.
Plumlee left the game to get seven stitches for a cut on his chin in the second half but returned.
Philadelphia stayed in it for a while with 3-point shooting, going 9 for 16 in the first half to trail just 60-59, but the Sixers were 2 of 13 on 3s in the second half.
Carter-Williams and Young opened the third quarter with 3-pointers to put the 76ers up 65-59, then Plumlee scored inside and converted a three-point play to tie it at 65.
Bledsoe’s 3-pointer from the corner put Phoenix up 70-67 with 8:32 left, igniting a 15-4 run that put the Suns ahead 82-71 after Dragic stole the ball from Wroten and made the breakaway layup with 4:49 to play in the quarter. Phoenix led the rest of the way.
The Suns led 88-81 entering the fourth.
A pair of free throws by Young cut it to 96-90 with 6:43 to play, but Morris sank consecutive 3s from the top of the key, then Dragic banked in a 3-pointer and Phoenix was in control 105-90 with 4:22 left.
NOTES: Young’s string of 10 consecutive 3-pointers ended when he misfired with 6 minutes to go in the second quarter. … Philadelphia won its first road game of the season and none since. … The Suns improved to 11-4 at home. … Phoenix was the second stop on a six-game road trip for Philadelphia.
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