The New York Knicks were on fire in this one, going 44-81 (54.3%) from the field and 22-34 (64.7%) at the free throw line, to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, 123-110. New York (25-40) is now on a four-game winning streak.
Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench and had a quality performance, putting up 28 points on 9-13 shooting from the field (5-7 from behind the arc) and 5-6 from the free throw line. Other key performers for New York were Amare Stoudemire with 23 points and 6 rebounds, and Carmelo Anthony with 22 points and 9 rebounds. On 8-12 shooting from the field and 6-9 from the free throw line, Michael Carter-Williams scored 23 points for Philadelphia in the loss. He also registered 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Thaddeus Young contributed 18 points and 9 rebounds.
In a showdown of statistical strengths, the offense of New York won the turnover battle against the defense of Philadelphia that forces the league's third-most errors (opponents' TO% of 29.0%). The Knicks ended this contest with a TO% of 13.0%, and make the third-fewest mistakes in the league this year (TO% of 13.3%). The Knicks combined an eFG% of 62.3% with 40.6% 3-point shooting. They are 9-3 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The 76ers, on the other hand, are 1-12 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Philadelphia (15-48) has now dropped their last 17 consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Knicks square off with the Boston Celtics, who are 22-41 on the year. The 76ers match up against the Sacramento Kings, currently 22-41 this season. The Knicks came away with a loss in two of their last three games against Boston. The 76ers have a 1-0 record against Sacramento this season.