The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off back-to-back wins for the first time since early February, because Evan Turner has ignited the entire team after being inserted into the starting lineup by Doug Collins. Another team in the Atlantic Division received a similar spark from a bench player earlier this season, and that spark goes by the name Jeremy Lin. On Sunday Lin and Turner will lead the Knicks and Sixers against each other in an Atlantic Division battle.
New York has lost four consecutive games and trails the Sixers by 5.5 games in the division. The Knicks got the best of the Sixers the only time the two teams have met this season, when Carmelo Anthony dropped 27 points (using 24 shot attempts) en route to a 85-78 victory. The Sixers were, however, playing the third game in as many nights.
On Sunday both teams will be well-rested and the Sixers will look to exact revenge for the loss they took at MSG in January. This will also be the Sixers first taste of Linsanity.