NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at New York
(Saturday, January 17th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 107, New York 97
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala poured in a game-best 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as Philadelphia moved to .500 (20-20) for the first time since November 24 via a 107-97 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Andre Miller chipped in 27 points, eight assists and five boards for the 76ers, who have won a season-high seven games in a row. The club hadn't won seven straight since February 26-March 10, 2007.
Lou Williams totaled 15 points in the win, while Thaddeus Young and Marreese Speights had 10 each.
Al Harrington logged 26 points and eight rebounds for New York, which has dropped two straight and five of seven overall. Quentin Richardson added 19 points and Wilson Chandler 17 in defeat.
David Lee had 15 points and 11 rebounds to tally his 28th double-double of the year in the loss. Only Orlando's Dwight Howard has more double-doubles this season, with 30.
With the Sixers holding a one-point lead late in the fourth, Speights' layup sparked a run of 10 straight Philadelphia points that gave the Sixers a 101-90 advantage with 3:03 left.
The run took the wind out of the Knicks' sail, and the 76ers' lead never dipped below eight points as Philly cruised to the finish.
Williams' three-pointer gave the Sixers a 26-25 lead after the opening frame, and Iguodala's three as the first half expired gave the visitors a 52-50 lead at the break.
"We're in a good rhythm," said Iguodala. "We're running the floor and just playing our game."
Young's layup capped an 8-0 Philly run that opened the third quarter and gave the Sixers a 60-50 lead with 9 1/2 minutes left.
Chris Duhon's three-pointer cut it to 60-57 for the Knicks; however, the 76ers reeled off 10 straight points for a 70-57 lead with 2:51 left in the third.
New York trailed, 76-66, heading into the final 12 minutes.
Down by 12 with just under 10 minutes to play, two Harrington free throws and a three from Danilo Gallinari cut the Knicks' deficit to 82-75.
"I think my rebounding is not at the top, but it's getting there," said Gallinari. "I'm working on getting it there."
Speights interjected with a jumper at the other end, but Harrington knocked down a pair of threes to make it 84-81 with 7:58 left to play.
The teams traded baskets and Nate Robinson's fast break finger roll brought the Knicks to within 86-85.
Philadelphia shot 50.6 percent from the field. New York hit at a 46.1 percent clip...The Knicks were outrebounded, 43-36...New York is 0-19 when trailing after three quarters...The Sixers' power forward Elton Brand was on the bench for the game but did not dress. The two-time All-Star, who is averaging 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds this season, has not played since dislocating his right shoulder in a game against Milwaukee on December 17. Brand was expected to return for limited minutes in Saturday's contest, but will most likely return when Philadelphia hosts the Dallas Mavericks on Monday...The Sixers are 9-12 as the visitor this season...The Knicks are 9-9 on the year at MSG...Philly has won three straight and seven of eight over New York, including an easy 116-87 win in Philadelphia earlier this season.
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