Brunson leads New York against Philadelphia after 41-point performance

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Philadelphia 76ers (34-17, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (28-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

: Knicks -5.5

BOTTOM LINE: New York faces the Philadelphia 76ers after Jalen Brunson scored 41 points in the New York Knicks' 134-128 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Knicks are 19-15 in Eastern Conference games. New York is third in the Eastern Conference with 52.1 points per game in the paint led by RJ Barrett averaging 10.3.

The 76ers are 19-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia scores 114.9 points and has outscored opponents by 3.9 points per game.

The teams square off for the third time this season. In the last matchup on Dec. 25 the 76ers won 119-112 led by 35 points from Joel Embiid, while Julius Randle scored 35 points for the Knicks.

TOP PERFORMERS: Randle is averaging 24.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Knicks. Brunson is averaging 23.6 points and 4.4 assists over the past 10 games for New York.

Embiid is averaging 33.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 blocks for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 19.1 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 3-7, averaging 116.3 points, 45.6 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.2 points per game.

76ers: 9-1, averaging 119.9 points, 39.9 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (thumb).

76ers: Joel Embiid: day to day (foot).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.