NBA: Knicks complete biggest comeback of season to topple 76ers

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Jalen Brunson #11 and Evan Fournier #13 of the New York Knicks celebrate during the fourth round against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on February 5, 2023 in New York City. The New York Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-97. Elsa/Getty/AFP Images

Evan Fournier, forced to duty with RJ Barrett scratched due to illness shortly before the start of the game, scored a season-high 17 and picked up a crucial 3 in the 4th quarter as the New York Knicks completed a comeback from a 21-point deficit in the first quarter and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-97.

Julius Randle (24 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists) bagged a triple-double for the Knicks, who recorded their biggest comeback win of the season and took the lead for the first time after 3/4. . Jalen Brunson had 21 points and 7 assists while Quentin Grimes added 13 points. Miles McBride came on from the bench to score 14 points while reserve teammate Isaiah Hartenstein had 14 rebounds.

Joel Embiid (31 points, 14 rebounds), Tobias Harris (14 points, 10 rebounds) and James Harden (12 points, 12 assists) scored doubles for the 76ers, who went on an eight-game all-time streak. win. De’Anthony Melton scored 14 while Tyrese Maxey had 12 and PJ Tucker added 10.

Embiid scored 11 points in the first game for the 76ers, the team took a first two-digit lead 17-6 with a remaining score of 6:21 and went on to run 12-0 to take a 33-12 lead. with the remaining ratio being 2:28.

The Knicks responded with a 17-0 bridging through the innings to make it 35-32 with 10:02 remaining before halftime. New York cut the deficit to a basket several more times before the 76ers led 53-51 into the locker room.

Randle opened the third half with a 3-pointer that gave the Knicks a first-ever lead since 2-0 and started a period filled with runs. The 76ers went 8-0 and 10-4 while the New York ended the inning with a 9-3 margin to pull in the 79-76 round.

Maxey started the fourth quarter with a three-point match before the Knicks scored the next 10. Obi Toppin’s free throw gave New York an 83-82 lead with 9:12 left.

After spinning the 76ers, Fournier hit his first 3-pointer this time around. Fournier, who had played just two of the previous 13 games, extended the Knicks’ lead to 91-84 with a second 3-pointer with 6:35 left. His final three-pointer gave New York a 94-88 lead and the hosts never led less than four for the rest of the run.


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