New York travels to play Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia

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New York Knicks (20-20, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (27-12, first in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

LINE: 76ers -6.5; over/under is 216

BOTTOM LINE: The Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers face the New York Knicks.

The 76ers are 20-6 in conference games. Philadelphia is third in the Eastern Conference scoring 115.8 points while shooting 48.3% from the field.

The Knicks are 1-4 against division opponents. New York ranks fifth in the NBA with 46.1 rebounds per game. Julius Randle paces the Knicks with 11.0.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The 76ers won 109-89 in the last matchup on Dec. 26. Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with 27 points, and Randle led New York with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ben Simmons is second on the 76ers with 7.8 rebounds and averages 16 points. Tobias Harris is averaging 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 40.4% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Randle leads the Knicks with 11.0 rebounds and averages 23.2 points. Nerlens Noel is averaging 7.5 rebounds and 6.2 points per game over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 8-2, averaging 119.3 points, 47.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 8.8 steals and seven blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.8 points on 44.8% shooting.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 110.7 points, 43.6 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.2 points on 48.0% shooting.

INJURIES: 76ers: Joel Embiid: out (knee).

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (hand), Derrick Rose: out (health and safety protocols), Austin Rivers: out (personal), Elfrid Payton: out (hamstring).


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

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