Embiid Posts Game-High 37 Points, 76ers Fall to Suns | Game Recap At The Buzzer


The 76ers (46-28) fell to the Phoenix Suns (61-14), 114-104, on the road on Sunday evening in the last of three games away from home.

Philadelphia held a 15-point edge in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 64-60 lead. Joel Embiid’s 37 points for the Sixers were a game high, while Devin Booker delivered 35 points for the home team.

The Suns registered final shooting totals of 45-for-87 (.517) from the field, 13-for-27 (.481) from 3-point range, and 11-for-17 (.647) from the foul line. The Sixers shot 37-for-89 (.416) from the floor, 10-for-36 (.278) from beyond the arc, and 20-for-26 (.769) from the free-throw line.

Booker scored 22 of his 35 points for the Suns in the first quarter. Phoenix’s Chris Paul (19 points, game-high 14 assists) and Deandre Ayton (14 points, 12 rebounds) both gave double-double efforts.

Key Contributors:

Joel Embiid

  • To complete a double-double with his 37 points, Embiid grabbed 15 rebounds, including a season-high seven offensive boards. He added three assists, three steals, and two blocked shots in 38 minutes.

Tyrese Maxey

  • Maxey scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, including 10 in the third quarter.

Tobias Harris

  • In 38 minutes of play, Harris scored 17 points on 8-for-14 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds. Fifteen of his points came in the first half.

James Harden

  • The Suns limited Harden to a pair of field goals (both 3-pointers), but he went 8-for-8 at the free-throw line to finish with 14 points, plus seven rebounds, and a team-high nine assists in 39 minutes.

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Up Next:

The 76ers return to Philadelphia to host the Milwaukee Bucks (46-28) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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