Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
It wasn't pretty, but the New York Knicks scrapped their way to a 99-93 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
The win snaps a four-game losing streak for Mike Woodson's bunch, while the Sixers have now lost five-straight, and fall to 10 games below .500 with the loss.
While he wasn't particularly efficient, Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 29 points on 6-of-18 shooting. Amar'e Stoudemire also played a significant role in the Knicks' win over the Sixers, dropping in 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting.
Fourth-year point guard Jrue Holiday poured in 30 points on 50 percent shooting, but his shining performance wasn't enough to carry the Sixers on a night when his team shot a meager 42.4 percent from the field.
Holiday's backcourt mate Evan Turner battled all night long, but was largely inefficient, scoring 21 points on 18 shots.
Up next for the Knicks is a meeting with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, while the Sixers are set to do battle with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.
Keep it locked here on Bleacher Report throughout the evening for postgame coverage of the Knicks' win over the Sixers.
Final Box Scores, Courtesy of NBA.com.
NYK 99, PHI 93 - Final
Three Reasons the Knicks beat the Sixers:
Amar'e Stoudemire's Big Night: Amar'e Stoudemire packed a significant scoring punch for the Knicks off of the bench once again, scoring 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting in 22 minutes of work. Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen simply had no answer for Stoudemire, who was doing it down on the blocks and out from the free-throw line extended.
Free-Throw Disparity: The Philadelphia 76ers have gotten to the free-throw line at a historically slow pace this season, so it should come as no surprise that the Knicks attempted 15 more freebies on the night. The Knicks hit on 27-of-35 of their shots from the charity stripe while the Sixers managed to hit on 17-of 20 looks.
Depth: Mike Woodson put his bench to good use on Sunday evening, as J.R. Smith emerged with a nice 14-point performance to lead the New York reserves. The Sixers, on the other hand, relied on Jeremy Pargo, Lavoy Allen and Dorell Wright off of the bench, with only Allen recording double-figures in the scoring column.
NYK 99, PHI 93 - Final
Tyson Chandler swats Jrue Holiday attempt with time winding down, and that's all she wrote. A pick-me-up win for a Knick team that despierately needed one. As for the Sixers, they fall 10 games below .500.
NYK 98, PHI 93 - 6.4 seconds remaining in 4th quarter: The Sixers gave the Knicks a scare, but a missed Evan Turner pull-up dashed all hopes of a big comeback.
That sort of night for Doug Collins' group.
NYK 98, PHI 91 - 1:12 remaining in 4th quarter: The Knicks' three-point shooting won them several games prior to the All-Star break, but the reliable strokes of Anthony, Smith and Novak have cooled down a bit lately.
The Knicks are just 8-of-31 from beyond the arc tonight.
NYK 98, PHI 91 - 1:38 remaining in 4th quarter: Jeremy Pargo for three and it's a seven-point game.
NYK 98, PHI 86 - 2:50 remaining in 4th quarter: Alright, 'Melo has been undeniably fantastic this season, but the MVP chants from those at the Garden are simply unnecessary.
Can we do away with all in-arena MVP chants?
NYK 96, PHI 86 - 2:56 remaining in 4th quarter: With five more points, Jrue Holiday will tie a career-high that he set nearly a month ago against the Knicks.
He's sitting on 30.
NYK 96, PHI 86 - 3:00 remaining in 4th quarter: All of this.
MSG crowd chants "Ken-yon Mar-tin." Would say it's silly, but it got Woodson to put Wallace in during the season-opener.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) February 25, 2013
NYK 96, PHI 84 - 3:28 remaining in 4th quarter: By my count that's the second time tonight 'Melo has gotten Thad Young to bite on a pump-fake at mid-range.
You have to respect that jumper, but man are those some tough points to give away.
Meanwhile, fans at MSG chanting for Kenyon Martin.
NYK 94, PHI 84 - 4:20 remaining in 4th quarter: Tyson Chandler and Spencer Hawes were just shoving each other as they jostled for position on that last possession and the refs let it go. Kind of love that.
NYK 94, PHI 84 - 4:39 remaining in 4th quarter: The Knicks hold a 10-point lead with just under five minutes to go, and with Tyson Chandler heading to the line, it appears as if this one is over.
Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner have put forth valiant efforts, but the offense simply hasn't been there tonight for the Sixers.
NYK 91, PHI 81 - 5:45 remaining in 4th quarter: Jeremy Pargo with a silky step-back jumper over Felton? When that's the play late in the fourth, your chances of winning are likely going to be slim.
NYK 90, PHI 79 - 6:45 remaining in 4th quarter: Looks like all Holiday needed was to see one go in. That's another trey, and he's up to 25 points.
Just a refresher: Holiday's career-high is 35.
NYK 87, PHI 74 - 7:58 remaining in 4th quarter: Jrue Holiday cans the Sixers' first three pointer of the game...three minutes into the fourth quarter. Yikes.
NYK 87, PHI 71 - 8:45 remaining in 4th quarter: Amar'e Stoudemire making things easy on the Knicks, who start the fourth quarter with 'Melo on the bench.
STAT is up to 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Wow.
NYK 83, PHI 69 - 9:45 remaining in 4th quarter: J.R. Smith with a soft corner three and the Knicks' lead is back up to 14. As Clyde Frazier just mentioned, this has been a very complete game tonight for Smith who has looked to pass quite a bit.
NYK 78, PHI 67 - 10:59 remaining in 4th quarter: Spencer Hawes met with a smattering of boos upon his return to the court, which is definitely the first time that has every happened in an NBA arena.
NYK 76, PHI 67 - End of 3rd quarter
Philly actually outscores the Knicks in the third quarter 27-24 and the deficit stands at just nine.
For the Knicks, Raymond Felton has left the game with an injury, which will press Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni into bigger roles in the fourth quarter.
Carmelo Anthony leads all scorers with 25 points while Amar'e Stoudemire has 14 on 6-of-7 shooting.
For the Sixers it's been all about Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner, who have poured in 19 points each.
Ray Felton headed to the locker room with what appears to be a right ankle injury. #Knicks— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 25, 2013
NYK 74, PHI 65 - 1:10 remaining in 1st quarter: Weird stat alert: Both teams have just 12 assists on 26 made field-goals.
The Sixers are shooting a shade under 42 percent while the Knicks have been true on 46.4 percent of their looks.
NYK 72, PHI 63 - 1:20 remaining in 3rd quarter: And just like that, we've got a single-digit ballgame. Give the Sixers credit for not backing down.
However, as long as the Knicks still have that 'Melo guy they should be in good shape.
NYK 70, PHI 59 - 2:45 remaining in 3rd quater: Is Amar'e Stoudemire finally back to pre-injury form?
He's got 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, two steals and four rebounds.
NYK 68, PHI 57 - 3:30 remaining in 3rd quarter: Despite looking positively dreadful on the offensive end, an Evan Turner turnaround finds the Sixers down just 11. Can they make a strong push here to close the third? I say no.
NYK 68, PHI 53 - 4:10 remaining in 3rd quarter: You know it's not your night when J.R. Smith rips the ball clean from your grasp.
I'm looking at you, Jeremy Pargo.
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