National Basketball Association wrap: Suns hand 76ers first loss, Warriors beat Blazers

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix's Devin Booker scored 40 points to lead the Suns over visiting Philadelphia 114-109 on Monday, delivering the first loss of the season to the NBA's last unbeaten team.

The 2015 lottery pick has helped the Suns get off to a 5-2 start 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.

The Sixers were without their All-Star Center Joel Embiid who was serving the last of his 2-game suspension for his fight with Karl Anthony-Towns.

Harden was the basis of a recovery effort for the Rockets, whose defense was set on fire by an average of 126 points in consecutive losses in Brooklyn and Miami over the weekend. "I just love to be playing basketball and playing aggressive". Rookie guard Ja Morant walked the Grizzlies with 23 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 34 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-106.

Antetokounmpo, who was named the Player of the Week for the Conference on Monday, shot 14 of 19 from the field in a game that began with a delay of nearly an hour due to a malfunction of the basket.

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

The Nets had 67 points at halftime and a 20-point lead in the third quarter, but could never get comfortable until the final minute as Ingram kept coming at them.

The win capped a six-day, four-game homestand during which the Warriors had lost to Phoenix, San Antonio and Charlotte to fall to 0-4 at home before finally getting the win Monday. Korkmaz sank his triple room with 3.4 seconds remaining before Rubio received a foul and made two free throws to seal the victory.

Meanwhile on the East Coast, Kyrie Irving had 39 points and nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets withstood Brandon Ingram's career-high 40 points to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 135-125 on Monday night.

Irving scored at least 20 points for the seventh straight game, matching Brook Lopez for the most in Nets history since the franchise moved from New Jersey in 2012. The reigning MVP has recorded a double-double in all seven games this season.

Damian Lillard, no longer playing in his hometown of Oakland when he visits the Bay Area, notched his fourth 30-point performance in the first seven games with 39 points on 15-for-26 shooting, including five three-pointers. Caris LeVert added 23 for the Nets.

Bradley Beal scored a team-high 22 points and Japan's Rui Hachimura contributed 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal as the Washington Wizards beat visiting Detroit 115-99.

Troy Brown Jr scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Thomas Bryant had 14 points, and Washington's defence clamped down after allowing 131 points to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night and 159 to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Aron Baynes finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists.



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