Devin Booker inspired the Phoenix Suns as the Philadelphia 76ers suffered their first defeat of the NBA season, while the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors prevailed.
Booker scored 40 points to lead the Suns past the previously undefeated 76ers 114-109 in Phoenix on Monday.
Ricky Rubio chipped in with 21 points and 10 assists for the Suns (5-2), who are on a three-game winning streak.
The 76ers (5-1) – playing without suspended star Joel Embiid – were led by Al Horford’s 32 points on the road.
Meanwhile, the Warriors claimed just their second victory of the season after upstaging the Portland Trail Blazers 127-118.
Without injured stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell, the Warriors improved to 2-5 thanks to 36 points and 13 rebounds from rookie Eric Paschall.
Damian Lillard’s 39 points and a double-double from Hassan Whiteside (22 points, 11 rebounds) were not enough for the visiting Trail Blazers in San Francisco.