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Phoenix 114, Philadelphia 104
When: 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 27, 2022
Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials: #35 Jason Goldenberg, #48 Scott Foster, #23 Tre Maddox
Attendance: 17071

Devin Booker scored 35 points, Chris Paul added 19 points and 14 assists, and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to eight games with a 114-104 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

Deandre Ayton had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix (61-14), which has won its last six meetings against Philadelphia. Landry Shamet scored 12 points and Mikal Bridges added 11.

Joel Embiid paced the Sixers (46-28) with 37 points and 15 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey scored 18 points, Tobias Harris added 17 points and eight rebounds, and James Harden had 14 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.

Philadelphia trailed by one before the Suns went on a 13-2 run, capped by Jae Crowder's 3-pointer that put the Suns ahead 114-102 with 1:35 remaining.

Phoenix shot 51.7 percent from the field and 13 of 27 (48.1 percent) from 3-point range to snap the Sixers' three-game winning streak. Phoenix improved to 45-0 this season when leading after three quarters.

Both teams set the tone early with a high-scoring first quarter. Embiid scored 15 points in the period for Philadelphia, which took a 39-37 lead after shooting 61.9 percent.

Booker, who scored a season-high 49 points in the Suns' 140-130 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, ended Sunday's first quarter with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

Philadelphia extended its lead to 15 points midway through the second quarter before Phoenix responded with a 13-0 run to cut the deficit to 54-52 with 4:44 left in the half.

Booker was held scoreless in the second quarter for the Suns, who trailed 64-60 at the half. Embiid had 19 points at the break to lead the Sixers.

Philadelphia led by one with 1:52 left in the third quarter before Phoenix closed on an 8-2 run to move ahead 91-86.

Phoenix took a 101-90 lead on Shamet's trey with 7:43 left in the fourth quarter before the Sixers answered with 10 straight points.

Crowder finished with nine points and eight rebounds for Phoenix, which improved to 31-8 at home.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Philadelphia   Phoenix
Joel Embiid 37 Scoring Devin Booker 35
James Harden 9 Assists Chris Paul 14
Joel Embiid 15 Rebounds Deandre Ayton 12
Joel Embiid 8 Free Throws Made Devin Booker 6
Joel Embiid 3 Steals Jae Crowder 2
Joel Embiid 2 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 104 41.6 10-36 20-26 22 45 4 6 12
Phoenix 114 51.7 13-27 11-17 24 40 5 5 13
Upcoming Games
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Suns have a W/L % of .820 after a win and .786 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The 76ers have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .714 after a loss.