The Phoenix Suns [20-23] made a trip to Philadelphia to take on the Philadelphia 76ers [19-25] on Monday night. In a surprising turn of events, the 76ers are looking a lot the Suns were a couple weeks ago –moving the ball fast, causing turnovers, thriving on the break putting up fastbreak points and making dunks to win games. However, turnovers and low energy is what marked Phoenix’s game instead on Monday. While their long five-game road trip might have just worn them out, this is the second team with a losing record they have lost to in three days. The Sixers were the ones who shone through while taking a 105-95 win over the Suns in regulation time. Basketball scores.
“[Philadelphia] is a young group that likes to run,” Phoenix’s Channing Frye said. “They’re well-coached and look like they know what they’re doing.” Well, they certainly have the vigor of a young team. The 76ers had 67 percent shooting in the first quarter alone, with player of the game Thaddeus Young leading the energetic offense with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Basketball odds.
Elton Brand put up 22 points and 9 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday was good for 8 points and assists. Evan Turner and Lou Williams also had 14 points each. The Sixers finished with 23 fastbreak points and approximately 60 percent shooting to net their 14th home win this season. Basketball spreads.
The turnovers definitely proved detrimental to the Suns’ game, as they had 16 in total. After scoring below 80 for the first time against the Pistons last week, Phoenix failed to break that mark until late in the fourth quarter. Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Vince Carter looked worn out and tired next to the 76ers spirited game. It looks like the refurbished roster and trade with Orlando did little good for the Arizona team. Maybe they will have better luck at home tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. Many are wondering what happened to the team that made Phoenix proud only a few weeks ago. For the latest lines, scores and betting information on the Net, www.scoresandodds.com has got you covered.