(SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of struggling Atlantic Division foes tangle
Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks take on the
The Knicks have dropped four in a row since a season-high five-game winning
streak, while the Sixers are winless in three straight and seven of their last
New York fell to 0-2 on an eight-game homestand with Monday's 103-80 loss to
the Brooklyn Nets, as Carmelo Anthony posted 26 points and 12 rebounds in a
"On the defensive end we were just scrambling," said Anthony, the subject of
trade rumors recently.
The Knicks shot a season-low 33.8 percent (24-of-71) from the field and
received 15 points from J.R. Smith. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points for the
Knicks, who are 7-14 at home this season.
New York will also host Charlotte, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston, Cleveland
and Miami on this homestand, which is tied for the longest stay in franchise
history. The Knicks went 4-4 back in December of 1986.
Philadelphia will close out a three-game road trip Wednesday and is coming off
Monday's 107-99 loss at Washington. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams poured in
31 points on 13-of-22 shooting and Thaddeus Young added 18 points.
Spencer Hawes finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds for the 76ers, who fell
to 5-16 away from home.
"I thought defensively we were decent in the second half," said Sixers coach
Brett Brown. "We competed."
The 76ers have lost three in a row on the road and suffered a 102-92 loss to
the Knicks back on Jan. 11 at Wells Fargo Center. New York has won 11 of the
last 15 meetings with the Sixers and four of five as the host in this series.
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