New York Knicks welcome Philadelphia 76ers at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 11:30 PM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Details
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Time: 11:30 PM IST OR 1:00 PM ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City
New York Knicks have been in terrible form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won once, losing four times (WLLLL). They are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
Philadelphia 76ers have been in good form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing just once (WWLWW). They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
The Knicks currently sit in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference. While the 76ers are positioned nine places above them, in third place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on November 8, 2021, and it ended in a 103-96 win for the Knicks away in Philadelphia. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
New York Knicks- Julius Randle
Julius Randle has started the joint-most games for the Knicks this season along with Evan Fournier.
Randle leads the team in Minutes per game(35.7), Points per game(19.8), Rebounds per game(10.2) and Assists(5.2) .
However, he also has the most Turnovers per game(3.5) for the Knicks, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Philadelphia 76ers- Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid has been his team’s standout player this season, and the momentum from featuring in the All-Star game could see him raise that level even higher.
Embiid has the most Points per game(29.6) this season ahead of the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James.
He did not play in the 76ers last game against the Knicks.
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers: Key Points
- Knicks have won their last 2 games against Philadephia. Prior to that, the 76ers had a 15 game winning streak against the New York Knicks in the regular season.
- Knicks are 13-17 at home, while the 76ers are 19-10 away.
- Julius Randle lead New York to a 103-96 victory in the most recent head-to-head, finishing as the game leader in points(31).
- Kemba Walker agreed with the Knicks that he will not play the rest of the season.
- Recently arrived James Harden made his debut in the 76ers win against the Minnesota Timberwolves (27P, 12A, 8R).
New York Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Prediction
New York Knicks are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Philadelphia 76ers, especially because of their away form and the absences in the opposition dugout.
Predicted Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
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