The New York Knicks came to the Wells Fargo fresh off a loss to the Nets that came down to the wire last night. The 76ers blew out the Spurs two nights ago. What was setting up to be favorable circumstances for the Embiid-less Sixers, turned out to be a little more of a struggle.
The first half was sloppy, uninspired, and hard to watch. 76ers turnovers led to 22 points for the Knicks, and the Sixers found themselves down 56-48 going into halftime. It was a tough, grind-it-out old school kind of game, that even 76ers’ President of Basketball Operations, Daryl Morey, decided to weigh in on Twitter.
In the second half, the Sixers’ offense started to come to life. Seth Curry led the way with 15 of his 17 points, including some bombs.
In the fourth, it looked like the Sixers finally really showed up. They clamped down on defense with Matisse, Ben, and Tobias leading the way, and Tobias Harris, the closer showed up again. The Sixers hunted mismatches with Tobias in the pick and roll, and multiple times got Reggie Bullock and his 5 fouls on Tobias, which led to easy points for Harris.
To win this game without Joel on the floor, and things not going your way early, that’s a big statement for this team.Doc Rivers post game about the come back win.
The 76ers came back to win the game 99-96, Tobias Harris led the team with 30, Simmons had 16-13-7, and Seth Curry pitched in 20 points and the 76ers keep their place atop the East. The Sixers have another tough challenge with the third-place Bucks come to the Wells Fargo. Tip-off is at 7 pm on ESPN.