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

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 05:35:09 AM. Devin Booker is averaging 23.6 points this season for the 8-16 Suns.

Phoenix Suns (8-16) at 76ers (13-9)

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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

  • TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Radio: 97.5 FM
  • 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

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