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Paul, Booker lead Suns past undermanned 76ers, 116-113

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The Suns improved their NBA-best road record to 19-7 and are second overall at 42-16 – 1 1/2 games behind Utah for the league lead.

Paul hit five 3s and Bridges, a former Villanova standout, continued to haunt the Sixers three years after an ill-fated draft-night deal. Embiid has missed 18 games this season with injuries, notably a bone bruise on his right knee that cost him 11 games after the All-Star break.

Paul buried consecutive 3s for an 85-81 lead in Embiid’s absence and the All-Star center did not check back in until a shade over 6 minutes left the game and the Sixers down seven.

The Suns, coming off an overtime win in Milwaukee, got big baskets down the stretch from Booker – including a nice bank off the glass and he swished a fall-away jumper for the dagger with 13 seconds left in the game.

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