The new "look"of the Phoenix Suns"

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The new "look"of the Phoenix Suns"

The new-look Phoenix Suns demonstrate new habits on the defensive end and that's the most surprising element of their 4-2 record.

Al Horford led their charge with 32 points - tying a career-high five three-pointers, while he also shot 13 of 20 from the field.

Some might have predicted before the season that the Philadelphia 76ers would be the last team to take a mark in the loss column, but very few could have imagined which team would do it to them.

The 76ers played without leading scorer and rebounder Joel Embiid, who served the final game of a two-game suspension after an altercation with Minnesota centre Karl-Anthony Towns last Wednesday. Korkmaz started in his place.

Rockets 107, Grizzlies 100: In Memphis, Tennessee, James Harden scored 44 points, and Houston recovered from a poor performance one night earlier to earn a victory over Memphis.

Harden was the foundation of a bounce-back effort for the Rockets, whose defence was torched for an average of 126 points in back-to-back losses at Brooklyn and Miami over the weekend.

They could win 30-40 games, but I just think the Western Conference is way too tough for them.

However, from that perspective, then one can not place any blame on the then rookie center for the team's failings, if the fix was less the center position and more the point guard.

Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to power Milwaukee over host Minnesota 134-106 after a 49-minute delay at the start to fix a faulty basket.

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.

Khris Middleton added 26 points to match his season high, and Eric Bledsoe set a season best with 22.

The Nets had 67 points at half-time 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 Sixers now stand at 5-1.

Nets 135, Pelicans 125: In New York, Kyrie Irving had 39 points and nine assists, and Brooklyn withstood Brandon Ingram's career-high 40 points to beat New Orleans.

The Nets rebounded from blowing a 14-point lead at Detroit on Saturday and headed into a five-game road trip at 3-4.

Booker seems to be taking his game to another level.

Caris LeVert added 23 for the Nets, who shot 53.3 percent and survived committing 23 turnovers.

Bradley Beal scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures for host Washington, which pulled away in the second half to defeat Detroit and snap a three-game losing streak.

Bidding to become the first player in at least 35 seasons to post four consecutive games with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds, Drummond finished with 15 points and 24 boards. Bruce Brown made his second outing as a point guard and finished with 14 points and seven assists.

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