Philadelphia plays New York on home skid

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

New York Knicks (33-22, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (32-22, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

: 76ers -1; over/under is 226

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia looks to break its five-game home losing streak with a win over New York.

The 76ers are 5-4 in division matchups. Philadelphia averages 118.3 points and has outscored opponents by 4.4 points per game.

The Knicks have gone 22-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.8% from 3-point range.

The 118.3 points per game the 76ers average are 8.4 more points than the Knicks allow (109.9). The Knicks average 114.5 points per game, 0.6 more than the 113.9 the 76ers allow to opponents.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Knicks won the last meeting 128-92 on Jan. 6. Jalen Brunson scored 29 points to help lead the Knicks to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tobias Harris is averaging 17.7 points, six rebounds and 3.4 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 18.1 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Brunson is averaging 27.6 points and 6.5 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 22.3 points and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 3-7, averaging 113.2 points, 42.6 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.4 points per game.

Knicks: 5-5, averaging 111.5 points, 44.4 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Nicolas Batum: out (hamstring), Robert Covington: out (knee), Tobias Harris: day to day (hip), Joel Embiid: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: day to day (back).

Knicks: Bojan Bogdanovic: day to day (calf), Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Isaiah Hartenstein: day to day (achilles), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), Donte DiVincenzo: day to day (hamstring), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).


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