Sixers Drill Knicks 106-94
The New York Knicks’ losing streak extended to five at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon with a 106-94 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Lou Williams exploded for 28 points and Evan Turner dropped 24 as Philly upped its Atlantic Division leading record to 25-17.
New York’s offense was stagnant again spurred by poor shooting from Carmelo Anthony, Jeremy Lin and J.R. Smith – who shot a combined 14-of-44 from the field.
Coach Mike D’Antoni sat Anthony to start the second-quarter after scoring 12 of his 22 in the first. Lin had 14, followed by 13 from Landry Fields on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor.
Garden fans were booing in the fourth-quarter as the Sixers built a 21-point lead before the Knicks’ made a too-little-too-late comeback attempt.
New York flies to Chicago for a Monday night meeting with the Bulls and their NBA best 34-9 record.