Ben Simmons had 20 issues, 22 rebounds and nine assists; Joel Embiid scored 26 issues; and the Philadelphia 76ers escaped with a 108-105 victory over the host Knicks on Sunday.
Emmanuel Mudiay neglected a possible game-tying Three-pointer on the buzzer for the Knicks, who’ve misplaced 4 directly and 19 of 22. They have got misplaced 8 video games in a row at Madison Sq. Lawn.
J J Reddick had 22 issues for the 76ers, who had misplaced two in a row. Philadelphia led via as many as 24 issues past due in moment quarter ahead of the Knicks charged again with a powerful 3rd duration and closed the distance to 83-82 with 11 seconds left on a jumper via Luke Kornet, who had a career-high 23 issues.
The 76ers recovered to begin the fourth quarter and went on an 11-Zero run capped via Jimmy Butler’s riding layup that prolonged the result in 94-82 with 6 mins 22 seconds last.
Simmons referred to as his workforce “too cushy” after a loss at house to the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Friday. He spoke back his personal problem with two large performs past due within the quarter to assist the 76ers cling off any other Knicks rally.
The Knicks made it a 2-point sport at the rookie Kevin Knox’s Three-pointer with Three:02 left, however Simmons pulled down an offensive rebound and fed Redick for a key jumper.
A defensive rebound for Simmons arrange Redick’s two foul pictures with 20 seconds left, lifting Philadelphia to a 106-98 lead.
“We need to lock down on protection and offensively handle the ball,” Simmons mentioned. “I feel that’s in point of fact it. Everyone must be locked in.”
The Knicks would no longer pass away, slicing the deficit once more, to 107-103. Embiid, who additionally had 8 rebounds and 6 blocked pictures in his go back to the lineup after lacking Friday’s sport with an ankle damage, hit a unfastened throw with nine.Three seconds to move. However he then fouled Damyean Dotson on a Three-point strive with 5 seconds left.
Dotson hit two unfastened throws, making it 108-105. He neglected the 3rd strive. Mudiay, who had 19 issues off the bench, grabbed the rebound and ran in the back of the Three-point line, however his last-second heave fell brief.
It used to be Philadelphia’s 7th directly win over the Knicks, who had been led via Knox’s 31 issues. They have got no longer gained at Madison Sq. Lawn since defeating Milwaukee on Dec. 1. Their subsequent sport can be a long way from the Lawn, in London towards the Washington Wizards on Thursday.
Knox, at 19 years 155 days, become the sixth-youngest participant in N.B.A. historical past to attain 30 issues in a sport, trailing Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker, Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
“The ones are some mythical gamers,” Knox mentioned.
Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who injured his left hamstring on Friday evening, didn’t play. Heart Enes Kanter used to be held out as a result of what Trainer David Fizdale described as flulike signs. Guard Frank Ntilikina performed 28 mins after lacking 3 video games as a result of a sprained left ankle. He had eight issues and six assists.