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New York Knicks vs 76ers: Prediction (Feb 22, 2024)

New York Knicks vs 76ers: Prediction (Feb 22, 2024)

The New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers is one of the 12 matchups taking place on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Knicks finished with a four-game slump and five losses in six games, while the 76ers went 3-12. During this period, key players from the Knicks and 76ers have suffered injuries. New York is without Julius Randle, while several role players like OG Anunoby and Isaiah Hartenstein have also missed time in the weeks before the 2024 NBA All-Star weekend. 

Meanwhile, the Sixers are without reigning MVP Joel Embiid. They are still finding their feet, even without their best player. However, they found some form of it in their last three games before the break, winning two. 

 

Preview 

The Knicks hope to make the most of the All-Star break by bouncing back from a four-game losing streak against the 76ers on Thursday. With Isaiah Hartenstein, New York will have depth at the five against the 76ers, who are without Joel Embiid. Except for a close 105-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on February 12, the Knicks were blown out in their other three games against the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic. The Knicks have played with a seven-man rotation in these games, with the available players battling fatigue. 

The 76ers are dealing with a more major injury problem as Joel Embiid is recovering from an MCL injury. However, Tyrese Maxey has been excellent in his absence. The Sixers need others to step up and play consistently. They have what it takes to be competitive. Getting a win over a weak Knicks team that continues to play without Julius Randle and OG Anunoby could be an achievable outcome. 

 

Starting lineup 

The Knicks are expected to start with Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa and Isaiah Hartenstein. 

The 76ers are expected to start with Tyrese Maxey, Buddy Hield, Kelly Oubre Jr., Tobias Harris and Paul Reed. 

Also Read: Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls: Prediction (Feb 22, 2024)

Prediction 

The Philadelphia 76ers are slightly favored to win against the New York Knicks on Thursday. The 76ers have home court advantage in this game, while the Knicks’ four-game losing streak could contribute to this prediction. However, the New York Knicks will be hungry to get back into the win column, so the victor of this upcoming contest could be anyone. 

 

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