Winter Storm Janus could have done us all a favor and dumped enough snow in Gotham to postpone tonight's Philadelphia 76ers - New York Knicks tilt. But alas, there was only enough snow to cause a nuisance, and the game went on as scheduled.
The Sixers (14-28) grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat and left Madison Square Garden with a 110-106 victory. Below are a few quick thoughts from the contest:
- He had a rough patch early in the fourth quarter, but Evan Turner finished with a career-high 34 points (on 22 shots) and 11 rebounds. It was his first 30-point game since he scored 31 against Cleveland on November 9.
- Michael Carter-Williams couldn't hit the broad side of a barn for most of the night (5-for-18 from the field), but he knocked down a clutch three late in the fourth quarter and ended the game with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists.
- Thaddeus Young had one of those games where you didn't notice him all that much on the offensive end, but somehow wound up with a solid 19/7/4/4 line.
- James Anderson was on fire Wednesday, scoring 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting.
- The Knicks have a fair amount of talent, but their lack of effort at times is appalling. Whether failing to switch properly on defense, or giving the Sixers multiple opportunities at second-chance points (17 offensive rebounds), it almost seems as if the team isn't even paying attention to what Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff are saying.
- Sixers' beat writer (and Liberty Ballers' enthusiast) Tom Moore ate two bags of popcorn before the first half was over...
- And apparently, being given a personalized jersey by your hometown team means nothing anymore...
Philly guy Kevin Hart is on the big board, imploring Knicks fans to make noise. Kinda hypocritical, no?— Christopher A. Vito (@ChrisVito) January 23, 2014
Full recap to come. Nothing for nothing, this game was far more entertaining than the NFL Pro Bowl draft. So there's that.
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