Knicks drop to ’76s while James Harden and Joel Embiid dominate

The 76ers beat the Knicks 125-109 with 37 points from Joel Embiid and 29 points and 16 assists from James Harden.
#Knicksfall #76ersJames #Harden #JoelEmbiid #dominate #jimmyfallon #knicks #knicksrise #fall
James Harden never got a chance to dance on the Knicks’ grave when he was in Brooklyn, but he seemed happy to dance in a Sixers jersey on Sunday’s Garden matinee.

The Knicks’ season has turned into a train accident, with Harden and center Joel Embiid doing what they want in the garden, then a crowd of Sixers as the superstar center stands at the free throw line Team fans chanted “MVP”.

The dynamic new duo often came together on the fast break, with Embiid scoring 37 points and Harden adding 29 points and 16 assists as the Sixers won 125-109. Harden could be seen celebrating vigorously after some of Embiid’s rims popped from his seatbelt.

The Knicks are playing five straight games on national television, and they don’t really deserve this stage because they’ve been sloppy the entire game.

Knicks forward Julius Randle was stopped by 76ers center Joel Embiid. Robert Saab/New York Post

But they struggled, and backup point guard Emanuel Quickley led a second-half surge that gave them a one-point lead at the start of the fourth and then exploded.

Quickley finished with 21 points on 5-for-13 shooting, 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

It was the fifth straight loss for the Knicks, who have gone 3-15 in their past 18 games. With 11 games under .500 at 25-36, the Knicks were in disarray in March, appearing in the lottery for the eighth time in nine years.

Knicks guard Emmanuel Quickley makes a layup against the 76ers. NBAE About

From Friday’s 46-point night loss to the Heat, RJ Barrett tried to do it prematurely. He finished with 24 points and four turnovers, going 9-of-22 from the field and 6-of-10 from the free throw line. Evan Fournier added 24 points, but Julius Randle had another day off (16 points, 4-for-13 shooting).

Randle missed a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter on a perfect fast break as Harden led Embiid to a terrifying major.

The Knicks trailed 75-64 after Randle’s pass was intercepted by Mattis Thybulle, who gave Maxey a fast-break layup with 8:08 left in the third quarter. But the Knicks trailed 91-89 after a 3-pointer, and Quickley was their biggest pest. After Barrett’s layup, Quickley stole the foul and dribbled to the 3-point line to hold the ball, but that’s where the Knicks shine.

Knicks forward Julius Randle reacts after scoring. Robert Saab

Both Knicks center Mitchell Robinson and rookie Jericho Sims failed to stop Embiid. (Knicks to

You May Also Like