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Sixers-Suns: Looking to avoid a letdown vs. Phoenix

Devin Booker is averaging 23.6 points this season for the 8-16 Suns.

Devin Booker, here maintaining his dribble above the Bulls' Justin Holiday, leads the Suns.
Devin Booker, here maintaining his dribble above the Bulls' Justin Holiday, leads the Suns.Read moreCharles Rex Arbogast / AP

Phoenix Suns (8-16) at 76ers (13-9)

Monday at 7p.m., at Wells Fargo Center

Talking points

The Suns have lost two straight and five of their last six games. This will be Phoenix's fifth game of a six-game East Coast road trip. The Suns boast one of the league's top young players in shooting guard Devon Booker.  He's averaging 23.6 points and shooting 47.6 percent on three-pointers. The Sixers can't look past the struggling Suns, or Booker and Co. will make them pay, as the Sacramento Kings did in a 109-108 upset of the 76ers on Nov. 9.

How to watch and follow the game

  1. TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia

  2. Radio: 97.5 FM

  3. Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers; @NBASarah

Starting lineups

Suns (8-16)

12 T.J. Warren SF 6-8 18.4 ppg 5.8 rpg.

0 Marquese Chriss PF 6-10 6.1  ppg. 4.7 rpg.

4 Tyson Chandler C 7-1 7.7  ppg. 9.7 rpg.

1 Devin Booker SG 6-6 23.6 ppg. 4.0 apg.

8 Tyler Ulis G 5-10 7.9 ppg. 3.9 apg.

Coach: Jay Triano (fourth season, 95-155)

Injury report: Brandon Knight (left knee ACL tear, out); Davon Reed (left knee meniscus tear, out); Alan Williams (right knee meniscus tear, out).

Sixers (13-9)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  15.2 ppg. 6.2 rpg

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  11.5 ppg. 6.4 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 23.1 ppg. 11.3 rpg.

17 JJ Redick SG 6-4  15.6 ppg. 3.8 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 17.9 ppg. 9.4 rpg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 88-262)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder scapular muscle imbalance, TBD); Justin Anderson (left shin splints, TBD); TJ McConnell (sprained AC joint in left shoulder, TBD).

Head to head

The Suns hold a 66-55 series advantage

Coming games

Thursday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sixers

Saturday: 8 p.m., at Quicken Loans Arena, Sixers at Cleveland Cavaliers

Sunday: 7 p.m., at Smoothie King Center, Sixers at New Orleans Pelicans

Dec. 12: 9:30 p.m., at Target Center, Sixers at Minnesota Timberwolves

Dec. 15: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Oklahoma City Thunder at Sixers