Both the 76ers and Knicks are coming off of wins to start their respective seasons. One team will leave 2-0 after the teams face off Sunday in Madison Square Garden.
Game info: 12pm at Madison Square Garden. Available on NBA League Pass. Free preview of league pass will last until November 6th.
Injuries: ( Sixers) -Andrew Bynum (Knee) (Knicks) -Amare Stoutemire (Knee, Out) -Iman Shumpert (ACL, Out)
The Knicks are coming off a game where they dominated the Miami Heat in just about every aspect of the game. The one thing that stood out was their ball movement, and Carmelo’s ability to create and make good shots. Steve Novak made just about every three pointer he attempted and Jason Kidd seemed as if he was on the Knicks for years.
The biggest factor to the game will be the defense on Carmelo Anthony. Evan Turner will most likely see the most time guarding Anthony, but Thad Young should get some time as well. With Thad gaining about 15 pounds over the offseason, it will be interesting to see him try and body up the physical Carmelo Anthony. One thing that the Sixers do not want is to have the Knicks penetrate and kick out to their many three point shooters.
The Sixers will be looking to use their speed and shooting to defeat the Knicks while the Knicks will try and use their size and strength against the Sixers. Both teams will be looking to improve to 2-0 on the season.