If the Phoenix Suns lose against the Philadelphia 76ers, what will it take for them to win again?
The Phoenix Suns are looking to get back on track today against the Philadelphia 76ers after suffering a heartbreaking defeat to the Sacramento Kings last night.
How can the Suns ensure a win?
Stop Joel Embiid at all costs
Because to James Harden’s Achilles injury, Joel Embiid will start tonight’s game. He is heading into this game on fire after scoring 46 points against the Golden State Warriors the night before. His season numbers are 33.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.
Without Deandre Ayton in the lineup, it will be crucial for the Suns to continuously double Embiid. In addition to Embiid, the Sixers boast Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris, both of whom can put up big points totals if pressured.
If Phoenix can hold him back even a little, they will have a fighting chance.
Improve second-half scoring
Last night, Phoenix entered the half with a commanding 67-56 advantage. The Suns were up 135-127 going into the final period, but they collapsed and lost.
The Suns can’t make the playoffs if they continue this pattern of performance. In order to halt the hemorrhage, Monty Williams must rally the troops and make modifications.
The Suns need to play at a high pace from the opening tip to the last buzzer if they want to beat the 76ers.
Second scoring option
The Suns have struggled to find a consistent secondary scorer since Ayton and Durant went down.
The Suns may need another big game from Terrence Ross, like his 30 points from last night if they want to win tonight.
No one in the starting lineup save Booker and Paul scored more than 10 points. Booker is confident in his team’s ability to win games despite their current three-game losing run.