Knicks Beat Division Leader, With Defense

Yet playing only their 10th game of this lockout-shortened season and just their second opponent with a winning record, the Knicks passed it Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

 

With defense. And despite subscribing to their own version of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan down the stretch on offense: nine turnovers and nine missed shots from the floor in the last nine minutes.

 

The Knicks’ defense, though, held the fort in an 85-79 victory over the 76ers, who had won six straight to storm to the top of the Atlantic Division but were also playing for the third straight night and the fifth time in six days.

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Knicks Beat Division Leader, With Defense