New York Knicks snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 112-99 victory
The New York Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-99 on Tuesday night, snapping a 15-game losing run against them. Kemba Walker scored 19 points in his greatest game with his hometown team.
In the Knicks’ first win over Philadelphia since April 12, 2017, Evan Fournier contributed 18 points. Julius Randle scored 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out seven assists.
In the first half of his career loss to the Knicks, Joel Embiid did not have a field goal, and the Knicks took control by outscoring Philadelphia 39-16 in the second quarter.
Tobias Harris led the 76ers with 23 points. Embiid had 14 points and six rebounds despite shooting just 2 for 7 from the field. In games versus New York, he had a 12-0 record.
NY beats Philly for 1st time since 2017. 112-99 the happy final at MSG as Knicks snap a 15 game losing streak against the Sixers.
Kemba: 19 points #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/dDxxUuBzgV— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) October 27, 2021
“Where is Ben Simmons?” a couple of people have asked. At Madison Square Garden, cries of “Where’s Ben Simmons?” erupted, and the Sixers obviously missed their All-Star guard’s perimeter defense against a Knicks squad that improved offensively with the signings of Walker and Fournier.
The Sixers led 26-23 after one quarter before the Knicks jumped out to a 47-36 lead thanks to some spirited play from their second unit.
Embiid then scored a pair of free throws before Walker, who was scoreless at the time, sank a 3-pointer with 4:06 left in the half to get the Knicks on their way to a 15-4 run to conclude the half. Before the intermission, he added another three-pointer and two more baskets, giving the Knicks a 62-42 lead.