Barrett leads New York against Philadelphia after 46-point performance

February 26, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers (36-23, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (25-35, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts the Philadelphia 76ers after RJ Barrett scored 46 points in the New York Knicks’ 115-100 loss to the Miami Heat.

The Knicks are 4-7 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. New York has a 3-4 record in one-possession games.

The 76ers are 4-7 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia is 5-5 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams play for the third time this season. In the last matchup on Nov. 9 the Knicks won 103-96 led by 31 points from Julius Randle, while Furkan Korkmaz scored 19 points for the 76ers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Fournier is shooting 39.2% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 14.5 points. Randle is shooting 43.1% and averaging 25.3 points over the last 10 games for New York.

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Joel Embiid is averaging 29.7 points, 11.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 20.1 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 2-8, averaging 110.6 points, 48.5 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 42.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.2 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 109.7 points, 43.1 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: RJ Barrett: day to day (ankle), Nerlens Noel: day to day (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).

76ers: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.