PHILADELPHIA 76ERS had been going great guns in the ongoing NBA season in the US, as they were on a six match winning streak. Their players had a spring on their stride after consecutive wins. But, it was all shattered when they played against New York Knicks; Knicks defeated them with the score line reading, 85-79, last night.
Though the game was not a high scoring one, but Knicks were aggressive right from first whistle, as they had already taken a lead of 28 to 15 points in the first quarter of the game. The second quarter of the game was a bit tighter than the first. Philadelphia outscored them by 3 points as they scored 20 points during the quarter, as compared to Knick’s 17 points. In the third and fourth quarter of the game, it was an even contest, but still Philadelphia could not overcome the big lead they had conceded in the first quarter, as 76ers lost the game by 6 points in the end.
As reported by AP, Amare Stoudemire scored 20 points and Josh Harrellson scored 13 points for Knicks, which was very important in the context of the game. But, even a good performance by Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner for the 76ers could not yield a good result for them, where both the players scored 16 points each.
With this game, the 76ers have a 7-3 win-loss record for the season and New York Knicks are not far behind as they have a 6 -4 win loss record in the regular season.