Sixers End ‘Linsanity’, Romp Over Knicks

Lou Williams, who had 28 points, and Evan Turner, who had 24 points, led the way for the Sixers.

Lou Williams scored 28 points to lead the way, Evan Turner had a marvelous double-double (24 points, 15 rebounds), and the streaking Sixers (25-17) knocked off the struggling New York Knicks, 106-94.

The Knicks led 24-22 after one thanks to an impressive 12-point performances from Carmelo Anthony.

However, Philadelphia forced New York to play sloppy ball, causing 6 turnovers, and a buzzer-beater by Lou Williams stoked Philly to a 51-49 halftime advantage. Williams then had 14 points in the final 3:28 of the third quarter, when the 76ers seized control for their third straight victory.

Andre Iguodala had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the 76ers, who turned a competitive game into a rout and end a three-game losing streak to the Knicks.

Anthony scored 22 points but Jeremy Lin shot just 5 of 18 for 14 points for the Knicks. He also turned the ball over 6 times while dishing out 7 assists. Tyson Chandler had eight points and 12 rebounds after missing two games with a strained left hamstring, but he couldn’t solve the Knicks’ defensive woes.

With 'Linsanity' ending and Melo being criticized, the Knicks are heading back into their losing ways (Wash Post).

Philadelphia was up by eight late in the third quarter before Williams took over. He made two 3-pointers, a pair of jumpers and four free throws as the 76ers outscored the Knicks 16-8 to open an 89-73 lead. He nailed another 3 early in the fourth, and Turner followed with two free throws to push the lead to 21.

The Sixers have rebounded from a five-game skid before the All-Star break and followed a convincing victory over Boston by beating Utah, and now have a 6 1/2-game lead over the Knicks.

Next up, the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.


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Author:Curran Aiyer

Studying Finance, Business Analytics, and International Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University with a minor in Spanish. Aspiring to change the world by driving education and the importance of staying informed. Looking to share my learnings and knowledge on behavioral economics and how that correlates with investing in yourself wisely. Originally from Philadelphia and trusting the process.

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2 Comments on “Sixers End ‘Linsanity’, Romp Over Knicks”

  1. Joe Mamma
    March 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    I would have to disagree with the claim that the Sixers ended ‘Linsanity’, coonsidering Lin had not score 20 points in any games between February 22 – March 6. Furthermore, since Carmelo Anthony’s return to the line-up, the Knicks are 2-7, so to make the argument that Carmelo ended ‘Linsanity’ would be more accurate than saying it was the Sixers. Therefore, to write that the Sixers ‘ended Linsanity’ is a biased claim that is representative of the ‘Philadelphia Fan Mentality.’

    • March 13, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Not necessarily, seeing as Lin had a double-double the game before playing the Sixers.

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