Philadelphia 79, New York 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #23 Jason Phillips, #51 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 15 20 21 23 79
New York 28 17 22 18 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 7-3 4-0 3-3 L1
New York 6-4 3-2 3-2 W4

Recap


Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points to lift the New York Knicks to their fourth consecutive victory, an 85-79 win over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Amar'e Stoudemire added 20 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Harrellson came off the bench to score 13 as the Knicks (6-4) snapped the Sixers' six-game winning streak and pulled within a game of Philadelphia (7-3) atop the Atlantic Division.

Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner had 16 points apiece to pace the Sixers, who were playing their third game in as many nights and were without starting center Spencer Hawes (back).

New York used a pair of runs – one to close the third quarter and another early in the fourth – to take control before holding off a late comeback.

After the Sixers whittled the lead to two points in the third, Anthony scored six straight points and Harrellson buried a 3-pointer in a 9-0 run to give New York a 67-56 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The Knicks went on an 11-1 spurt early in the fourth to pad the advantage to 78-61 before Thaddeus Young scored eight points in a 10-0 surge to cut the deficit to 78-71.

Philadelphia got within four points with under a minute remaining, but Anthony buried two free throws to end it.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   New York
Andre Iguodala 16 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 27
Jrue Holiday 4 Assists Carmelo Anthony 5
Elton Brand 10 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 13
Andre Iguodala 5 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 8
Andre Iguodala 4 Steals Carmelo Anthony 3
Elton Brand 2 Blocks Tyson Chandler 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 79 39.5 3-15 12-18 10 37 4 10 14
New York 85 41.6 6-22 15-19 13 46 3 9 24

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Knicks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Washington. The 76ers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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