Having lost their most recent contest on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns (12-21, last place in the Pacific Division) by a final score of 95-89, the team has now lost three of their last four games.
In addition to the Knicks, the Sixers also trail the Brooklyn Nets (17-15) by 2.5 games in the Atlantic. The Nets won their most recent contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-7, first place in the Northwest Division) on Wednesday night and have managed to win three of their last four contests.
The Boston Celtics (14-17) are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.
The Toronto Raptors (12-20) are in last place but have won their last three games.