The Knicks are riding a four-game win streak into the Wells Fargo Center. Factor in the resurgence of Linsanity and that the game is on ESPN, and this game will get a lot of attention and the winner will have a lot of momentum going forward.
If the playoffs started today, these two teams would not meet in the first round because of their seeds. However, if either team wins its first-round matchup, it could play in the second round. It is more likely this is the case unless the Knicks win a lot more games to reach the five seed to play the current fourth-seed Sixers in the playoffs.
Here are four reasons why the Sixers can beat the Knicks in the playoffs.