Knicks get the win in Philly, 107-97
The Knicks visited last night Philadelphia after winning home against Karl-Anthony Town’s Timberwolves, the second straight game for Kirstaps Porzingis to play against a fellow rookie, selected ahead of him.
Jahlil Okafor had the higher numbers, but Porzingis walked away with the win – 107-97. Okafor had 20 points and 5 rebounds while Porzingis finished with 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
“For me, it’s exciting to go up against those guys. We went through the draft process together and played in the summer league and now to go against them in the regular season is exciting. You can test yourself.”
– Kristaps Porzingis
New York handed the Sixers their 9th straight loss of the season while for the Knicks, this was the third win in a row.
Arron Afflalo led New York with 22 points (while shooting 9-13) and 7 rebounds, contributing to New York’s season high of 65 points at the halftime, while Derrick Williams came strong off the bench with 17 points.
Carmelo Anthony finished the night with 16 points 5 rebounds and 4 assists, all of them in the first half.
The Knicks (13-14) return to Madison Square Garden tonight to face Pau Gasol’s Bulls (15-9), and to try to get their second 4th straight win of the season in order to return to .500