Sixers vs. Knicks playoff schedule released with No. 2 vs. No. 7 matchup locked in

Sixers vs. Knicks playoff schedule released with No. 2 vs. No. 7 matchup locked in originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Knicks are up next.

By beating the Heat on Wednesday night in the NBA’s play-in tournament, the Sixers earned the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup with the No. 2 Knicks.

It will be the first Sixers-Knicks postseason series since New York swept Charles Barkley, Maurice Cheeks and the Sixers out of the 1989 playoffs.

Before that, the last Sixers vs. Knicks playoff meeting was a first-round Sixers sweep on their way to the 1983 NBA title.

Below is the schedule and national broadcast information for the best-of-seven 2024 series. Regional broadcasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia are to be announced. Times are to be determined for Game 5 through 7 (if they’re necessary).

  • Game 1: Saturday, April 20 — Sixers at Knicks, 6 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Game 2: Monday, April 22 — Sixers at Knicks, 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT

  • Game 3: Thursday, April 25 — Sixers vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT

  • Game 4: Sunday, April 28 — Sixers vs. Knicks, 1 p.m. ET on ABC

  • Game 5: Tuesday, April 30 — Sixers at Knicks, broadcast TBD

  • Game 6: Thursday, May 2 — Sixers vs. Knicks, broadcast TBD

  • Game 7: Saturday, May 4 — Sixers at Knicks on TNT

The Sixers lost three of four regular-season games against the Knicks, including an embarrassing 36-point home defeat on Jan. 5. Their one victory over New York was a defense-dominated, 79-73 game last month at Madison Square Garden.

Both teams have first-time All-Star guards in Jalen Brunson and Tyrese Maxey. Brunson, who averaged 35.1 points and 7.4 assists across the season’s last 17 games, is one of three Villanova products on the Knicks along with Josh Hart and Donte DiVincenzo.

Counting Wednesday’s play-in win, the Sixers are 32-8 this season in superstar big man Joel Embiid’s appearances. The Knicks will soon put that sparkling record to the test.