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Dario Saric scores 27 points to help 76ers beat Suns

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Published 10:46 p.m. ET Dec. 31, 2017 | Updated 12:08 a.m. ET Jan. 1, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers might now be learning how to win after blowing a big lead, having done it in back-to-back games.

Dario Saric tied a season high with 27 points and the Sixers beat the Phoenix Suns 123-110 on Sunday night after blowing an 18-point lead in one quarter.

“It’s on our back all of the time that we can’t win at the end of a game,” Saric said. “The last two games we showed up in the fourth quarter how we need to play. How we are tough at the end of the game.”

Joel Embiid added 22 points and nine rebounds, and Ben Simmons had 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help Philadelphia win for third time in four games.

Embiid returned after he sat out Saturday’s game at Denver to rest his back. He hurt his right hand going for an inbounds pass late in the game, but stayed in until 41 seconds…

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