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Walker stars as Knicks gets first victory against the 76ers since 2017

Oct 27, 2021, 7:58 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido

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New York Knicks ends their 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with the help of Kemba Walker.

KEMBA Walker and the New York Knicks finally ended their 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers, 112-99, in New York.

Adjusting to his new team pretty smoothly, Walker’s 19 points along with Evan Fournier’s 18 markers, gave the Knicks their first win against the 76ers in the past three seasons.

Their last win dates back to April 12, 2017.

It was the bench mob fire that sparked the Knicks to take over this game.

It started with Obi Toppin’s hustle play and cascaded from there an 18-8 run to grab the lead.

Their work helped the Knicks build up a nine-point lead when both starting units checked back in, and the starters ballooned that to a 62-42 lead heading into the half.

Adding to the victory was Julius Randle’s double-double performance with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Derrick Rose also played as the lead was mounting on the 76ers.

He added 13 points off the bench and RJ Barrett finished with 10 points as New York improved to 3-1.

Philadelphia had scored over 108 points in the first three games of the season but was held to just 99 by the Knicks, thanks to stellar defense in the first half, keeping them to just 42 points.

The Sixers led 26-23 after one before the Knicks sped into the lead behind some energetic plays from their second unit to open a 47-36 lead.

Their rather forgettable quarter came in the second frame as the 76ers star Joel Embiid failed to have any field goal in the whole first half.

A first for his career, which gave the Knicks the advantage outsourcing their opponents 39-16 in the second quarter.

Though Embiid still managed to string up 14 points in the second half, it was Tobias Harris who carried most of the Philadelphia offense with 23 points.

The loss gives Philadelphia a 2-2 record without their All-Star point guard Ben Simmons.

The Garden broke out chanting “Where’s Ben Simmons?” as his team is in disarray against the home team. Simmons is desperately asking for a trade.

Tags: #NBA, #basketball, #Knicks


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