Sixers-Knicks: Philadelphia Earns Seventh Straight Victory

Mike ThomasContributor IJanuary 17, 2009

The Philadelphia 76ers (20-20) defeated the New York Knicks (15-24), improving to .500 for the first time since November. The Sixers have now won seven straight games and three straight on the road.

The victory was primarily due to the strong play from Andre Iguodala. Iguodala scored 28 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had seven assists. Andre Miller contributed as well, scoring 27 points and having eight assists. Iguodala has picked it up lately and has now scored 20 or more in 11 of 14 games.

Coming off a career high of 27 points, Thaddeus Young scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and was big down the stretch. In addition, Lou Williams was a spark off the bench, scoring 15 points.

For the Knicks, Al Harrington scored 26 points off the bench. Quentin Richardson scored 19 points and Wilson Chandler scored 17 points.

Knicks rookie and the sixth pick in the draft, Danilo Gallinari had two three-pointers, his first two NBA buckets.

Sixers forward Elton Brand could return on Monday against Dallas.