The World’s Most Famous Arena will play host to a Sunday evening NBA clash between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. The 76ers (34-17) have won nine of their last ten games and trail Boston by 1.5 games for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. On Friday, Philadelphia shot a scorching 58 percent from the field en route to a 137-125 road triumph against San Antonio.
All-Star C Joel Embiid tallied a game-high 33 points on 10-for-18 shooting and pulled down ten boards. Tyrese Maxey scored 25 points (8-15 FG) in 27 minutes off the bench. James Harden chipped in 16 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who knocked down 13-for-27 from the three-point line.
The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last ten games and are hoping to make a splash at next week's trade deadline. Last night, New York outscored visiting LA by 15 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime before falling by a 134-128 final score. The Knicks (28-26) assisted on 30 of 45 made field goals and shot 48 percent overall.
New York G Jalen Brunson poured in a game-high 41 points on a 14-for-19 shooting performance and dished out seven assists. All-Star F Julius Randle added 28 points (10-18 FG) to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Knicks.