Given the way the Sixers have been rolling the last several weeks, every loss feels a bit jarring. But safe to say both 21-point blown leads this week were among the worst of the season. Embiid with 31-14-3. Up next: Wednesday at Boston. – 8:59 PM Most people don’t know this, but with a minute and a half to go in every Knicks game, referees oil up the basketball like a greco roman wrestler, then pass it back in for both teams to play hot potato with – 8:59 PM Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA How big would the Knicks lead need to be with how little time left before Knicks fans would say “We’re good.
– 6:31 PM Plenty of Philly fans here in New York start the “MVP” chant with Joel Embiid at the line. The Knicks fans began a chorus of boos to try and drown them out. #Sixers – 6:29 PM PJ Tucker has all of Philadelphia’s points (5) in the first three minutes of the game, outscoring the Knicks (2), as we all expected – 6:27 PM Neither RJ Barrett nor Evan Fournier are on the Knicks bench right now to start the game. Both were around during warmups. Barrett was ruled doubtful because of an illness.
– 6:24 PM Hmm, Immanuel Quickley replaces RJ Barrett in the starting lineup late last minute. That’s strange. – 6:22 PM The Knicks just announced that RJ Barrett is “doubtful” for tonight’s game because of an illness. The game is starting in 3 seconds. – 6:21 PM For those tuning into ESPN hoping to watch Knicks-76ers as scheduled, I hope you enjoy your evening of watching flag football.
• Randle 24-9-7 • Brunson 21-5-7 • Fournier 17 pts, 5-8 3Ps • McBride 14-3-2 • Embiid 31-14-3 Knicks come back from down 21 to win. – 9:01 PM Every Knicks fan on earth thought NY was gonna blow most of, if not all, that big lead in how 4th quarter If you say you didn’t assume the worst was coming, you lying lol It wasn’t if it was gonna happen- it was how would it end up in a one possession game with 10 seconds left – 9:01 PM Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps Rough loss for Philly, which had a 21-point first quarter lead and shot 3-for-16 in the fourth. And a big win for the Knicks after last night’s heartbreak.
Sixers once led by 21 points. – 8:23 PM Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin Knicks are on a 10-0 run and lead it 86-82 off that Evan Fournier triple. This is New York’s largest lead of the night. Timeout Doc Rivers. #Sixers – 8:23 PM Through three quarters, the 76ers lead the Knicks 79-76. • Randle 20-5-7 • Brunson 16-3-3 • Grimes 13 pts • Embiid 25 & 13 • Harden 6-7-12 – 8:14 PM JJ Redick casually dropping advanced defensive rating splits with Maxey on vs Melton on with starters. Hopefully a new standard for analysis here. We’ve had to listen to super boring, basic, less informed stuff for decades. pic.
They’re 10-of-14 from the field, and 4-of-5 from deep. Embiid has 11 and 4, Melton with 9 on 3-of-3 from deep. Even P. J. Tucker has seven points! – 6:41 PM Harden has 7 assists in 9 minutes. One turnover from the whole team thus far. Tucker 7 points. Sixers up 19 by the time you got back from the bathroom.
– 8:54 PM The Sixers rotations and 2-3 zone have been meat for an exhausted Knicks club. Credit to Thibs for pushing the right buttons here. – 8:43 PM The Knicks are on the second night of a back-to-back and went to overtime last night. Down 2 starters. Sixers were up 21 in the first quarter. If you want that 2-seed or better, you have to win this game. Not over yet, but this one would go in the “unacceptable” column. – 8:42 PM Crunch time going exactly how the Knicks drew it up before the game: Fournier catch-and-go and finding McBride for a corner 3 – 8:41 PM Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck Lazy ass rebounding down the stretch from the whole team (sans maybe Melton).