Phoenix 95, Philadelphia 89

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #30 John Goble, #41 Ken Mauer, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 16034

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 24 25 17 23 89
Phoenix 31 17 27 20 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 15-18 9-7 6-11 L1
Phoenix 12-21 10-7 2-14 W1

Recap


Suns 95, 76ers 89: Luis Scola had 21 points and nine assists while Goran Dragic scored 20 points as Phoenix began a three-game homestand by snapping its six-game losing streak.

Shannon Brown contributed 12 points off the bench and Marcin Gortat recorded 11 and 14 rebounds for the Suns, who have won five of seven at home.

Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday recorded a triple-double with a team-high 16 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 14 points and 10 boards while Dorell Wright also scored 14 points for the 76ers, who fell to 2-4 on a season-high eight-game road trip despite having six players score in double figures.

Phoenix took the lead when Dragic's 3-pointer with 3:57 remaining in the first quarter made it 20-18 and didn't relinquish it until Lavoy Allen tied the game at 35-35 with a jumper with 6:50 left in the second. Wright and Nick Young buried 3-pointers 26 seconds apart to put Philadelphia ahead and Jason Richardson converted a layup just before the buzzer to give the 76ers a 49-48 advantage at the half.

Scola scored 14 of his team's 27 third-quarter points as the Suns carried a 75-66 lead into the fourth, and the forward opened the final period with a jump shot to give Phoenix its biggest lead of the night. A 7-2 burst got the 76ers within 87-75 with 2:19 to play, but Phoenix scored six of the next eight points to regain control.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Suns made three of four 3-point attempts in the first quarter but were 0-for-9 the rest of the way. ... The 76ers have lost nine of their last 11 road games. ... Thaddeus Young has scored in double figures in 23 consecutive contests, the longest run by a Sixer since Andre Iguodala's 24-game streak from Nov. 13-Dec. 31, 2009.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Phoenix
Jrue Holiday 16 Scoring Luis Scola 21
Jrue Holiday 10 Assists Luis Scola 9
Jrue Holiday 10 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 14
Nick Young 4 Free Throws Made Luis Scola 7
Jrue Holiday 2 Steals Jared Dudley 2
Jrue Holiday 2 Blocks Goran Dragic 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 89 44.0 5-14 10-12 21 44 3 7 17
Phoenix 95 45.9 3-13 14-20 24 45 7 11 13

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Utah. The Suns have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The 76ers have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .471 after a loss.