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New York Knicks (25-23)

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Philadelphia 76ers (22-26)

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TV: Comcast SportsNet, NBA League Pass Channel 5

Tip Time: 7:00 EST

Location: Wells Fargo Center

Vegas Line: 3.5 (Sixers)

Previous Meetings: Sixers 106-96

Mortal Enemies of the Night: Seth, Gian, and Osborn at Posting and Toasting

Knicks vs 76ers coverage

Things to know

  • The last time these two teams met, Evan Turner was making his first career start in place of an injured Andre Iguodala. ET scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and added 3 assists. He got passed over on the rookie team in favor of Landry Fields. Now, Evan may not be as Landry as Landry, but I've met him a couple times, and he's pretty Landry. Expect an intense handshake between the two rooks.
  • New York leads the Sixers by three games. Two wins pull the Sixers within one game of the 6 seed. Two losses push them to five games back. Meanwhile, still 4 games under .500.
  • The Sixers have no one averaging 15 points per game. The Knicks have 4 -- Amar'e Stoudemire, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, and Danilo Gallinari.
  • Anthony Randolph has played less than a half hour of basketball since Thanksgiving. He's very much on the market.
  • Iguodala is one of just four players to average at least 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The others: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook.
  • Despite all the BUST talk, Evan Turner is 6th among rookies in total points this season, 5th in total rebounds, and 5th in total assists. But seriously....bust.
  • Read the Liberty Ballers and Posting & Toasting pre-game banter.
  • I'll be keeping track of the amount of times Seth defecates his trousers tonight.

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