Sixers-Suns: Containing Phoenix's Devin Booker is a must
Devin Booker finished with 46 points against Sixers on Dec. 4.
76ers (16-19) at Phoenix Suns (14-23)
Sunday at 8 p.m., at Talking Stick Resort Arena
The 76ers better come ready to play. They didn't do that against the Suns on Dec. 4, and lost, 115-101. Back then, the Sixers were horrible on defense. Foremost, Devin Booker scorched them for 46 points. However, T.J. Warren also baked the Sixers. The small forward scored 25 points on 12-for-19 shooting. The Sixers pride themselves on defense. Well, that was far from an effort to be proud of.
How to watch and follow the game
33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 14.3 ppg. T6.1 rpg
9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 13.2 ppg. 7.1 rpg.
21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 24.0 ppg. 11.0 rpg.
17 JJ Redick SG 6-4 16.9 ppg. 3.4 apg.
25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 16.5 ppg. 7.6 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 91-272)
Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc fracture, out); Justin Anderson (shin splints left leg, doubtful).
12 T.J. Warren SF 6-8 19.2 ppg 5.7 rpg.
0 Marquese TeaguePF 6-10 6.3 ppg. 4.8 rpg.
4 Tyson Chandler C 7-1 6.8 ppg. 9.4 rpg.
1 Devin Booker SG 6-6 24.6 ppg. 4.5 rpg.
8 Tyler Ulis PG 5-10 7.8 ppg. 4.0 apg.
Coach: Jay Triano (Fourth season, 101-162)
Injury report: Brandon Knight (left ACL tear, out); Alan Williams (right meniscus repair, out)
Head to head
The Suns have a 67-55 series lead.
Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, San Antonio Spurs at Sixers
Friday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Detroit Pistons at Sixers
Jan. 11: 3 p.m., at The 02 Arena, Boston Celtics at Sixers
Jan. 15: 1 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Toronto Raptors at Sixers
Jan. 18: 7 p.m., at TD Garden, Sixers at Celtics