The Sixers ALMOST secured a victory, which would have snapped their 23 game losing streak. It all would have been over. No more talk of the longest losing streak in NBA history, or anything of that nature. Two points away, one made shot from a victory. It was that close.
The Sixers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter, thanks to Mike Woodson taking his starters out a bit premature. With the Sixers trailing by two points, Brett Brown drew up a three-point play for James Anderson. Brown knew the Sixers couldn’t contain the Knicks in overtime — if a victory was to be had, it had to be done in regulation. Maybe coach learned something from watching St. Joes lose to Connecticut in OT the other night. The play was over before it started and the Sixers wound up turning the ball over — in typical Sixers fashion. Carmelo Anthony hit one-of-two from the line and Michael Carter-Williams had a three-pointer rim out at the end of the game. Thaddeus Young converted the put-back, but it didn’t matter. The score read: Sixers 92, Knicks 93.
- The Sixers launched a franchise record 41 three-points, but only made 10 of those attempts.
- Tony Wroten was injured in the fourth quarter. He has a sprained right ankle and won’t be with the team for their next game in Chicago.
- Henry Sims had another productive game, posting 16 points and 13 rebounds.
- Carter-Williams had 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists — just missing his third triple-double. MCW went 10-21 from the field as he continues to struggle to find his jumper.
- Hollis Thompson only saw 11 minutes of game action after the return of James Anderson.
- Anderson went 3-of-14 for the game and 1-of-10 from deep.
The Sixers next game is tonight at 8 PM vs Chicago.