PHOENIX — Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points, reserve Nik Stauskas had 17 and the lowly Philadelphia 76ers beat the Phoenix Suns 111-104 on Saturday night for their first victory of the season.
Carl Landry added 16 points as Philadelphia (2-30) snapped a 12-game losing streak with its first win since Dec. 1. The 76ers also stopped a 23-game road slide dating to last season.
Former Suns guard Ish Smith, signed on Christmas Eve before joining the Sixers in time for Saturday’s game, scored 14 points in a starting role. Nerlens Noel added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Suns lost leading scorer Eric Bledsoe to a sprained left knee in the first half. The team said he would go for an MRI.
Brandon Knight led Phoenix with 21 points. Devin Booker scored 19 points, and Jon Leuer had 14 points and nine rebounds. The Suns have lost four in a row and six of seven.
Bledsoe got hurt with 7:40 left in the second quarter and had to be helped off the court and to the locker room. He entered Saturday averaging 20.9 points and had four when he left the game.
The Sixers built a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Suns got it down to a six-point deficit twice in the last two minutes, but Philadelphia was able to hang on.