Gerald Green finished with 30 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 124-113. The Suns shot really well in this one, going 43-80 (53.8%) from the field, including 9-20 (45.0%) from three-point range. This is the second win in as many games for Phoenix (26-18) after beating Cleveland on Sunday.
Green finished 10-12 from the field (4-5 on 3-pointers) and 6-7 from the free throw line, in a quality offensive outing. Other key players for Phoenix included Goran Dragic with 24 points and 7 assists, P.J. Tucker with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Miles Plumlee with 14 points and 13 rebounds. On 7-19 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-7 from the free throw line, Michael Carter-Williams scored 22 points for Philadelphia in the loss. He also recorded 11 assists. Evan Turner contributed 21 points and 6 rebounds and Spencer Hawes finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds.
The Suns combined an eFG% of 59.4% with 45.0% 3-point shooting. They are 7-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The 76ers, on the other hand, are 1-6 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Philadelphia (14-31) has now lost three straight.
Coming up, the Suns play the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 8-35 on the season. The 76ers match up against the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 15-31 this year. The Suns are 1-0 versus Milwaukee this season.
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