The latest edition of this longtime rivalry should be interesting, as both teams have something to play for. The Knicks, number two in the Eastern Conference all season, are trying to overcome the Heat for the number one spot, while the Sixers have to step it up a notch to make the playoffs. Both teams have been plagued by injuries, especially Philadelphia, whose crown jewel of last summer’s blockbuster trade, All-Star center Andrew Bynum, has yet to hit the boards for them. Look for some high scoring fireworks—the 76ers are seventh in the league in points allowed, while the Knicks are 8th.
Sun., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 20, 2013