76ers vs. Knicks: Live Reaction, Jeremy Lin Updates, Video and More
The New York Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers today at noon on MSG in an important game that will affect both the Atlantic Division title race and the Knicks' hopes of maintaining a playoff spot.
Keep it here for live score updates, analysis, Twitter reaction and video highlights throughout this exciting NBA matchup.
Nicholas Goss is an NBA Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report.
Thanks for following my live blog. Again, the 76ers win 106-94 over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden thanks to 28 bench points from Lou Williams.
Be sure to check out the Boston Celtics battle the Los Angeles Lakers at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
The Knicks will have another challenging test tomorrow when they travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls at the United Center.
The 76ers have two days off before they head to Indiana to take on the Pacers Wednesday.
Key Stat: Bench points
The Knicks had 28 bench points today between four players, but the 76ers got 28 bench points from just Lou Williams. Thaddeus Young also scored 14 points for Philly off the bench.
The Knicks have to get more offensive contributions from their bench because they need depth come playoff time. Iman Shumpert scored zero points in 13 minutes today, that's unacceptable.
76ers get a big win, beat Knicks 106-94 at Madison Square Garden.
Analysis and stats coming up.
JR Smith misses a wide open layup and the fans at MSG voice their displeasure. 76ers up 10 with 40 seconds remaining in 4th quarter.
Another missed shot from Lin and a turnover perfectly sums up the Knicks' performance today. 76ers lead 104-92 with 1:30 left in the game.
Knicks can't buy a basket in the last few minutes, trail 76ers by 13 with four minutes to go in 4th quarter.
Here's an example of the Knicks' turnovers leading to easy baskets for the 76ers.
Another Knicks turnover, their 14th of the game, allows the 76ers to take a 19-point lead in the 4th quarter. Philly up 96-77 with 8:55 left in regulation.
Jeremy Lin drives to the basket and finishes strong, 76ers' lead cut to 15.
76ers shooting an amazing 55 percent from the field, but they Knicks are helping them achieve that by not being aggressive defensively. Philly is having an easy time getting deep into the paint on New York.
The Knicks have had no answer for Evan Turner or Lou Williams today. Those two young stars have 49 points between them.
Lou Williams hits another late period shot and he now has 27 points off the 76ers bench. Philly leads 89-73 after three quarters.
Knicks defense is failing them right now as 76ers have opened the lead to 15. New York is letting Philadelphia get right into the paint way too easily. The poor perimeter defense of the Knicks is one reason for this.
Knicks aren't playing with enough intensity. As a result, they trail 80-69 with 2:00 left in 3rd quarter.
Lou Williams hits a three and the 76ers lead by 13. Williams leads Philly with 20 points off the bench.
Melo foolishly fouls Iguodala while shooting a three pointer and gives up a four-point play. 76ers now have largest lead of the game, 73-62 with 3:36 left in 3rd quarter.
Turner gets into the Knicks defense way too easily and hits a floater from four feet out. 76ers getting whatever they want offensively right now.
76ers doing a very nice job of contesting every shot, making Knicks work for everything offensively. Philly leads 65-60 with 6:02 left in 3rd quarter.
Evan Turner hits again and the 76ers have a 65-57 lead with 7:20 left in 3rd quarter. Knicks call timeout.
Turner has a double-double already, 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Iguodala hits the 76ers' first three-point basket of the game, they lead Knicks 60-55 with 8:50 left in 3rd quarter.
Carmelo Anthony has missed his last five shots after starting 5-7 from the field.
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