Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, November 19 – Philadelphia 76ers continue getting wins as they increase their win streak now to 3, as they defeated Phoenix Suns at home, 114-119. The Jimmy Butler experiment is going well so far, and they are looking more and more like a playoff contender.
The home team started the game on the wrong foot, they managed to only score 26 to the visitors 36 on the 1st quarter, but they managed to bounce back on the second quarter and outscore the Suns 31 to 26, thus going to the halftime break with only a 5-point deficit.
These 2 first quarter were difficult for them as at one point they were down 15 points. But that changed completely in the 3rd quarter when they took control of the game completely, scoring 35 points and only conceding 24 in the process. In the 4th period of the game the visitors tried to fight back and regain the lead but to no avail as they couldn’t manage to take the victory away from the 76ers.
Joel Embiid had a wonderful game with 33 points and 17 rebounds, Ben Simmons had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. On the other side Devin Booker had 37 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists and the rookie Deandre Ayton had 17 points and 9 rebounds.
On Wednesday, the 76ers face a tough test against the Pelicans at home while the Suns visit Chicago bulls in Chicago.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final Score
Phoenix Suns 36 26 24 28 114
Philadelphia 76ers 26 31 35 27 119