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PHOENIX (AP) — Joel Embiid, taking part in regardless of a sore left knee, matched his season excessive with 42 factors, 30 within the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a powerful second-half rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday evening.
Ben Simmons added 29 factors and J.J. Redick 27 for the 76ers, who had been with out Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler, each attributable to an higher respiratory an infection.
Devin Booker scored 37 factors for the Suns. Deandre Ayton added 18 factors and 11 boards and Josh Jackson scored 16 factors.
Philadelphia led by 23 at halftime and as many as 30 within the third quarter. The Suns minimize it to a few factors earlier than Redick lastly sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with 4.Three seconds to play.
The 76ers shot out to a 13-Three lead and consecutive 3-pointers by Simmons made it 21-8. The 76ers led 44-32 after one, matching essentially the most level allowed by the Suns in any quarter this season.
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Embiid scored 10 factors as Philadelphia opened the second quarter with a 13-2 run to guide 58-36 and the margin barely modified the remainder of the one-sided half and the 76ers led 72-49 on the break.
Phoenix completed the third quarter on a 13-2 run. Troy Daniels sank a pair of 3s and Ellie Okobo added one other after a Philadelphia turnover minimize the result in 104-87 after three.
A 19-5 Suns run decreased the result in 116-110 when Jackson scored on a lob move from Booker with 3:24 to go. Furkan Korkmaz sank a 3-pointer, Phoenix turned it over and Embiid’s dunk boosted it to 121-110.
Booker’s 3-pointer minimize the result in 129-125 with 14.Three seconds, Redick made considered one of two free throws and Booker scored on a put-back to make it 130-127. Redick put it out of attain along with his two closing photographs from the road.
76ers: Embiid’s profession excessive is 46 set final season. He scored 42 in opposition to Charlotte on Nov. 9. … Philadelphia wrapped up a 3-2 journey. … 76ers shot 77 % within the first quarter (13-of-17), together with 4-of-5 3s. … Embiid was 17 of 19 from the road, 12 of 14 within the first half.
Suns: Additionally allowed 44 factors within the second quarter in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 24. … Phoenix’s solely lead was 2-0. … Most factors Suns have allowed in a half is 76, additionally in that recreation in opposition to the Lakers. … The primary 5,000 followers acquired Ayton bobbleheads. … After successful 5 of seven, Phoenix has misplaced the primary 4 of a seven-game homestand.
76ers: Host Dallas on Saturday evening.
Suns: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday evening.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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