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Sixers @ Knicks Game Thread 02/06/11

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Play basketball on Super Bowl day?
Play basketball on Super Bowl day?

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Philadelphia 76ers (23-26)

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New York Knicks (25-24)

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TV: Comcast SportsNet, NBA League Pass Channel 6 & 7 (Zumoff)

Tip Time: 12:00 EST

Location: Madison Square Garden

Vegas Line: 4.5 (Knicks)

Previous Meetings: W 106-96, W 100-98

Mortal Enemies of the Night: Posting and Toasting

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  • The Sixers face a tough, early-afternoon game on the road, where they're only 7-18 on the season.
  • Playoff implications: Win and pull to within 1 of the six-seed Knicks and lock up the tiebreaker for the season, lose and drop to the same position as Friday night, three behind the Knicks.
  • The Sixers played a tenacious fourth quarter Friday night, but they're guaranteed to lose in New York if they play another 48 minutes like Friday.
  • Although the Knicks are a .500 ball club, and sliding as of late, if the Sixers pull out a win today, I'd consider it their most impressive win to date. Home-and-home games are usually split, and the Sixers are heading into a hostile environment against a team likely seeking revenge from Friday's loss.
  • Games on Super Bowl Sunday usually have a weird vibe to them.
  • Speaking of the Super Bowl, take "Largest Lead By: Steelers or Packers" over Jrue Holiday points. Jrue's been bad since Andre returned to the lineup, only averaging 10.8 points on 38% shooting, and he was held to just 6 points on Friday. Yes, this is an actual prop bet you can make before the Big Game, and yes you should, because it's a lock.
  • Please don't get destroyed on the glass again?
  • How about an encore for Elton Brand, who had 33 points and 17 boards last game.

Happy Suber Bowl Sunday! Go Sixers! Go prop bets! Go six seed!