The Sixers trailed by 12 at the half, which was by no means a death sentence, but the Knicks opened the 2nd half with 4 unanswered points to dampen the Sixers spirits. The Sixers would cut their deficit to 10 with 3:00 minutes in the 3rd but would be unable to cut it to single digits (96-88) until there was only 1:15 remaining in the game. The Sixers would lose 102-92, their 4th in a row, and their 3rd straight at home.
Spencer Hawes and James Anderson both scored 17 points for the Sixers. Hawes grabbed 7 boards and recorded 7 assists but had a team-worst plus/minus -15 while on the floor. Anderson also secured 7 rebounds in his second straight start. Thad Young added 15 points, 4 steals, and 5 rebounds while Turner scored 12 and committed a sloppy 6 turnovers. Carter-Williams scored 11 points while only attempting 6 shots, and dished out 7 assists. Philly outscored New York in the paint 52-42 but committed 2 more turnovers.
Amar'e Stoudemire led the Knicks with 21 points off the bench. Carmelo scored 18 points while collecting 9 boards and 7 assists. JR Smith added 14 points and 6 assists in reserve. The Knicks bench outscored Philadelphia's 50-20.
The Sixers will welcome the Bobcats into Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. The Bobcats won the first contest between the teams 105-88 in Charlotte.
By: Matt Ryan