Sixers Vs Knicks: New York Ends Philadelphia's Streak With 85-79 Win

The New York Knicks won their fourth game in a row on Wednesday night, cooling off the red hot Philadelphia 76ers by a final score of 85-79 at the Garden. Riding high and two games above .500 in the shortened season, the win fuels fans' hopes to end a decade of relative anonymity for the Knicks and get back into contention this season.

Carmelo Anthony picked up where he left off the last time these two teams met. He led the way with 27 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals. Amare Stoudemire scored 20 points and had ten rebounds. Tyson Chandler led the team with 13 rebounds on the night. Josh Harrelson had 13 points off the bench, sinking three of five three-point attempts.

More: Which teams are running more this season?

The loss ends a seven-game winning streak for the 76ers, who caught fire on a five-game road trip to open their season. Guard Lou Williams was leading Philadelphia in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game off the bench. The Knicks held him to just two points in the loss. Andre Iguodala led the team with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist and four steals.

More: SI.com asked whether or not the Sixers could hold up to the NBA's better teams.

The Knicks play in Memphis on Thursday and Oklahoma City on Saturday. Philadelphia has a home and road set against Washington on Friday and Saturday.

For more Knicks coverage, visit our team page and our team blog, Posting and Toasting. For more 76ers coverage, visit our team page and our team blog, Liberty Ballers.

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