New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Philadelphia 76ers couldn't have asked for a much better start to their eight-game homestand than a 97-80 victory over the New York Knicks.
With the win, the Sixers improve to 18-25 on the season, while the Knicks fall to 26-15 with the loss.
From the get-go it was clear that Doug Collins' squad had the edge in the energy department, and it helped that they were coming off of a four-day layoff.
Jrue Holiday was spectacular for Philly, scoring a career-high 35 points on 16-of-25 shooting. The All-Star point guard also pitched in six assists, five rebounds and a steal in an efficient night that left him with a +30 in the plus/minus column.
Other key contributors for the energized Philadelphia squad included Thaddeus Young (10 points, four rebounds), Evan Turner (20 points, six rebounds, three assists) and Nick Young (20 points, four rebounds and a surprising four assists).
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks didn't have their trademark sharpshooting fine tuned on Saturday night, and it all started and ended with 'Melo, who faltered to the tune of 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting (0-of-6 from beyond the arc).
Aside from Anthony, the Knicks' starters were downright putrid, scoring a combined 15 points. Raymond Felton scored eight points, Iman Shumpert netted one, Tyson Chandler managed just six and Jason Kidd floundered with zero points.
Perhaps the lone bright spot for the Knicks on the evening was the play of Amar'e Stoudemire. Mike Woodson's favorite new toy off of the bench scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, and he did so showing considerable burst.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report throughout the evening for postgame coverage of Knicks-Sixers.
The Knicks shot 4-27 from 3-pt range (14.8 %) in Philadelphia, their worst of the season.The four 3-pt field goals made ties a season low.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 27, 2013
ESPN's Stats and Information Department with an alarming number regarding the Knicks' shooting woes.
Doug Collins has a blocked nasal passage and a sinus infection. Considered day to day. Asst Michael Curry will handle postgame presser.— Christopher A. Vito (@ChrisVito) January 27, 2013
Also, here's an update on Philadelphia head coach Doug Collins' health. Collins left the game in the second-half with an undisclosed injury.
Jrue Holiday recorded a career-high 35 points in the 76ers win over the Knicks.He had a career-high 19 in the first half.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 27, 2013
One last note regarding Holiday's big night, courtesy of ESPN's Stats and Information Department.
Final Box Scores from Sixers' 97-80 win over the Knicks
Philadelphia 97, New York 80 - Final
Sixers lead the league in Fans Being Upset When They Win And Don't Score 100 Thus Getting Them Free Big Macs.— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) January 27, 2013
Truer words have never been spoken.
Philadelphia 97, New York 80 - Final
Quite the satisfying win for the Sixers, as Jrue Holiday spearheaded the effort behind a career-high 35 points.
Evan Turner and Nick Young were solid contributors on the night as well, as each pitched in with 20 points on a combined 13-of-26 shooting.
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks were stifled all night long by a pesky Philadelphia defense, as the league's second-leading scorer converted on just 9-of-28 shots for a total of 25 points.
Amar'e Stoudemire looked particularly sharp off of the bench in this one, scoring 20 points in 27 minutes.
Philadelphia 97, New York 74 - 2:40 remaining in Q4: To follow up on that last note, Nick Young, Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday have all posted 20 or more points tonight.
Turner: 20 points
Young: 20 points
Holiday: 35 points
Philadelphia 97, New York 70 - 3:30 remaining in Q4: With a kiss off of the glass, Jrue Holiday has a new career-high: 35 points. Well earned.
Philadelphia 93, New York 69 - 4:20 remaining in Q4: Carmelo Anthony takes a seat and he's done for the night.
Here is Anthony's final line: 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting (0-of-6 from three), nine rebounds, four assists, two turnovers.
Philadelphia 91, New York 69 - 5:19 remaining in Q4: A team comparison mid-way through the fourth quarter:
New York: 32 percent shooting from the field, 16 percent from three, 4 fast break points, 17 turnovers
Philadelphia: 53 percent shooting, 37.5 percent from three, 17 fast break points, 10 turnovers
Philadelphia 90, New York 67 - 7:15 remaining in Q4: Evan Turner hasn't done a very good job of playing the point-forward tonight, but he's come up with some timely buckets and steals.
The former No. 2 overall pick has 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal tonight.
Philadelphia 85, New York 67 - 8:55 remaining in Q4: The Knicks reel off a 9-1 run, but they still find themselves down 18.
Were it not for a third quarter in which they were outscored 31-17, this one could have been close down the stretch.
Young and Holiday are on the bench.Knicks go on 9-1 run.Coincidence ?— Derek Bodner (@derekbodner) January 27, 2013
With Jrue Holiday set to check back in, it's not looking good for the boys in blue.
Philadelphia 85, New York 63 - 10:03 remaining in Q4: Just as it looked as if the Knicks were poised to make a mini-run, the Sixers' defense turns up the intensity and forces a shot-clock violation.
Sixers' starting five has outscored the #Knicks 77 to 34.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) January 27, 2013
Side-note: The Knicks' starters have been putrid tonight.
Carmelo Anthony with 20+ pts in 28 straight games, ties Patrick Ewing for 2nd-longest single-season streak for Knicks (Richie Guerin, 29).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 27, 2013
Philadelphia 85, New York 62 - 11:13 remaining in Q4: Carmelo Anthony may be in the midst of an inefficient stretch, but his scoring numbers are frighteningly good over the long run.
Philadelphia 85, New York 60 - 11:27 remaining in Q4: Would you look at that. Amar'e Stoudemire gets a touch deep in the post to start the fourth quarter, and converts easily.
That would have been a good look for the Knicks in the second and third quarters.
Philadelphia 84, New York 58 - End of Q3: Jrue Holiday has 31 points through three quarters. He will undoubtedly surpass his previous career-high of 33 points sometime during the game's fourth quarter, as this has been an eye-opening performance.
Carmelo Anthony has 20 points on 7-of-24 shooting (0-of-5 from three) while Tyson Chandler has just six points and nine rebounds through three.
Amar'e Stoudemire has continued his strong play, posting 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Nick Young has chipped in to help the Sixers with 20 points, while Spencer Hawes is the only Philly starter not in double-figures.
Philadelphia 80, New York 53 - 2:00 remaining in Q3: Nick Young. For Three. Again. What on earth is going on?
Not only is Swaggy P in full swag mode tonight, but he's been efficient to boot. Who knew?
Philadelphia 77, New York 53 - 2:22 remaining in Q3: J.R. Smith and Nick Young very similar players, but they're having extremely different nights.
Nick Young: 4-of-9 shooting, 7-of-8 from the line, 17 points.
J.R. Smith has missed 20 of his last 23 shots. #Knicks— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 27, 2013
J.R. Smith: 0-of-7 shooting, 0 points.
Philadelphia 76, New York 53 - 2:55 remaining in Q3: Holiday is really putting on a clinic tonight, taking any and all defenders.
He's got 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting, six shy of his career-high. That mark is easily within reach with a quarter and change left to play.
Philadelphia 73, New York 51 - 3:54 remaining in Q3: Look who breaks the scoring drought for the Knicks. It's none other than Sir Stoudemire.
Not sure many people can get the Knicks back in this one, but Stoudemire has been gold tonight.
Philadelphia 71, New York 49 - Jrue Holiday whizzes past Tyson Chandler, and he's got 23 points. The Knicks have missed 12, I repeat, 12 straight three-pointers.
Also, here's an update on Carmelo Anthony's shooting performance tonight.
#Sixers being helped by Carmelo Anthony shooting 5-for-20 so far. Hold a 22-point lead.— Tom Moore (@tmoorepburbs) January 27, 2013
These last two games have not been a good example of the new, improved Carmelo.
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