NBA Philadelphia 76ers VS New York Knicks



NBA Philadelphia 76ers VS New York Knicks - livestream88 sports live stream A pair of Atlantic Division rivals take the floor in the City of Brotherly Love. The slumping New York Knicks are on the road as they visit the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. New York was on the road Sunday afternoon as they visited the Pacers in another Eastern Conference tilt. Philadelphia won their third straight by defeating the Clippers 112-98 at home Saturday night. The 76ers have a 245-201 advantage in the all-time regular season series, including a 105-98 road win in the first meeting this season on Christmas Day.

New York Knicks Looking to the Future
New York was in action Sunday on the road against Indiana finishing off what has been a week that officially sealed their season for being dismal. The Knicks went into Sunday losers of five straight: they lost Kristaps Porzingis for the year earlier this week with a torn ACL on a dunk against Milwaukee. New York was just 2-8 in their last 10 games after getting walloped by the Raptors Thursday. The Knicks are 11th in the Eastern Conference, 16.5 games behind Boston for the top spot in the conference and the Atlantic Division races. New York trailed Philadelphia by 6.5 games for the final playoff spot in the East. The Knicks are 7-22 on the road, 6-5 against the Atlantic Division and 11-21 against Eastern Conference foes this season.

The Knicks are 21st in the league in scoring as they average 103.5 points per game. New York is 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest while standing 12th with 22.9 assists per game. The Knicks are 14th in scoring defense as they allow 105.6 points per game. Kristaps Porzingis averages 22.7 points, 6.6 boards and 2.4 blocks a night to lead the team. He’s now finished for the year after his ACL tear against Milwaukee February 6. Enes Kanter chips in 14.1 points plus 10.6 rebounds per night, Tim Hardaway Jr. adds 16.4 points a contest while Kyle O’Quinn chips in 6.6 points plus 5.6 rebounds per contest. Hardaway Jr. returned on January 12 after missing 20 games with a stress fracture in his leg. Courtney Lee (13.1 points), Emmanuel Mudiay, Ron Baker, Michael Beasley (12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds), Jarrett Jack and rookie Frank Ntilikina have to contribute for the Knicks to have any success. Baker is out after having arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder. Trey Burke, who was having a big season in the G League, and Luke Kornet will get a chance to showcase their ability down the stretch. The Knicks are tied for 10th in field goal percentage as they shoot 46.4 percent as a team. New York is 30th with 7.8 threes per game while ranking 20th in three point shooting as they hit 35.8 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.