Brunson and the Knicks host conference foe Philadelphia

Mon, Mar 11, 2024
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Brunson and the Knicks host conference foe Philadelphia

Philadelphia 76ers (36-28, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (36-28, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers in Eastern Conference action Tuesday.

The Knicks are 25-16 in conference play. New York is second in the Eastern Conference with 12.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Mitchell Robinson averaging 5.3.

The 76ers are 24-18 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia ranks eighth in the NBA with 11.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Joel Embiid averaging 2.6.

The Knicks average 13.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.3 more made shots on average than the 11.8 per game the 76ers allow. The 76ers average 11.5 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.3 fewer made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Knicks allow.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The 76ers won 79-73 in the last matchup on March 10.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Brunson is averaging 26.9 points and 6.4 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 14.2 points over the past 10 games.

Tobias Harris is averaging 17.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the 76ers. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 3-7, averaging 99.2 points, 43.4 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.5 points per game.

76ers: 4-6, averaging 102.8 points, 42.2 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.6 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).

76ers: Robert Covington: out (knee), Joel Embiid: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back), Tyrese Maxey: out (concussion).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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