The Suns do not always live and die by the 3-pointer.

The Suns do not always come undone by a bevy of turnovers.

They just do not always play the Philadelphia 76ers. The Suns did not have their long-distance eye and muddled that with more sloppy ballhandling but still controlled Saturday night’s home game to wash away Friday’s season-worst defeat with a 115-101 victory.

The 76ers (8-21) lengthened their 13-game road losing streak by shooting 39 percent from the field at US Airways Center, feeling a dramatic void at shooting guard. Leading scorer Evan Turner’s 19.3 points per game was missing for a knee injury and his replacement, Elliot Williams, did not score in 27 minutes.

The Suns enjoyed the pace boost that the fast-moving 76ers provided with their will to run and carelessness. The Suns piled up 15 of their 31 fast-break points in the first quarter, using some against a weak transition defense for a 12-0 first-quarter run featuring consecutive Gerald Green 3s.

Those Suns 3s were rare until the end of the game when four consecutive 3s (three by Marcus Morris and a banked Goran Dragic one) pulled the Suns away. Until then, the Suns (18-11) had made 5 of 29 3-point attempts and still led.