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NBA: Phoenix Suns beat Philadelphia 76ers 114-109

Furkan Korkmaz scores career-high 20 points but could not prevent 76ers from suffering first loss

Muhammed Enes Çallı   | 05.11.2019
NBA: Phoenix Suns beat Philadelphia 76ers 114-109

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Philadelphia 76ers' winning streak ended after they were defeated by Phoenix Suns 114-109 at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Monday.

Turkish international Furkan Korkmaz scored a career-high 20 points however his effort could not prevent 76ers from suffering their first loss in this season.

Al Horford was the highest scorer for the 76ers with 32 points as Tobias Harris posted double-double with 24 points and ten rebounds.

Philadelphia 76ers played without all-star player Joel Embiid due to his two-game suspension for an on-court fight with Karl-Anthony Towns from Minnesota Timberwolves, which the NBA said "an on-court altercation" and "their continued escalation" on social media.

For the winning side, Devin Booker dominated the game with 40 points as his teammate Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio added 21 points along with 10 assists.

Reigning MVP Antetokounmpo's double-double brings easy victory

In another Monday's game, Milwaukee Bucks beat Minnesota Timberwolves 134-106 while Bucks all-star player Giannis Antetokounmpo posted his seventh double-double this season.

Antetokounmpo's 34 points and 15 rebounds led his team to the victory against the Timberwolves at Target Center.

In addition to Antetokounmpo's impressive performance, Khris Middleton scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe produced 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help their team win.

On the losing side, Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points and Robert Covington chipped in with 15 points for the Timberwolves.

Here are Monday's results in the NBA:

*Washington Wizards - Detroit Pistons: 115-99

*Brooklyn Nets - New Orleans Pelicans: 135-125

*Memphis Grizzlies - Houston Rockets: 100-107

*Phoenix Suns - Philadelphia 76ers: 114-109

*Minnesota Timberwolves - Milwaukee Bucks: 106-134

*Golden State Warriors - Portland Trail Blazers: 127-118

(*home team)

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