Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins will have to wait for his 400th career win. New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson had his team rolling on Wednesday night. The Knicks won 82-79, their fifth win in a row.
Carmelo Anthony was held to just 10 points by Andre Iguodala, but the Knicks got big contributions from Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin in the victory. Stoudemire led with 21 points and nine rebounds. Lin finished with 18 points and five rebounds.
The Knicks controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Sixers 47-39.
Elton Brand finished with a double-double, 12 rebounds and 12 points, and Jrue Holiday led with 16 points. Three other players finished with double digit point totals.
The loss puts the 76ers just three games ahead of the Knicks in the Atlantic Division, with a 26-21 record. Philadelphia takes on Boston on Friday.
Sixers fans winced at the sight of their team failing to foul the Knicks at the end of regulation. You can see the reaction on the court in the video below.