Booker leads Suns past 76ers

06 December 2017 05:26:54 GMTPlus11

Devin Booker showed that he is the future for the Phoenix Suns on Monday evening, as the visitors outlasted the 76ers 115-101 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Booker led the way for the young Suns as the 21-year old shooting guard out of Grand Rapids, Michigan scored a game high 46 points while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out an assists for the game. The Suns have been a better road team than at home in Arizona, as Phoenix is 5-7 on the year away from Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Suns are starting to pull themselves from the bottom of the Western Conference, with the visitors now sporting a record of 9-16. There's still a long way to go, but Phoenix has amassed some decent talent and it is now a matter of building the team continuity.

In defeat the 76ers were led by their two stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

Embiid finish the game with 22 points while pulling down 12 rebounds and passing out two assists for a double-double. The rookie sensation Simmons was under the weather for the game on Monday with the 21-year old point forward recovering from the flu.

Simmons finished the contest with 20 points while nabbing eight rebounds and dishing out seven assists in the losing effort.

The Suns will stay on the road, as Phoenix will head north of the border to take on the Raptors on Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. It's the finale of what so far has been a decent trip and a win in Toronto would leave the Suns 3-3 on their road swing.

Meanwhile Philadelphia will be stay at home at the Wells Fargo Center to take on the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

The 76ers are 81.00 to win the NBA Championship and the Raptors are priced at 41.00.

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