New York lead for most of the game, and held a commanding 57-44 lead at halftime. Philadelphia attempted to chip away at the lead for the rest of the game, but the Knicks essentially traded baskets over the final two quarters to ensure the victory.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring, shooting 10-of-18 from the floor for a 27 point performance. J.R. Smith also had a strong game, scoring 20 points off the bench while shooting 4-of-5 from downtown. Jason Kidd contributed on both ends of the floor, picking up 12 points, six assists and three steals, while Raymond Felton chipped in 11 points.
Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 27 points, shooting an impressive 5-of-6 from behind the three-point line. Knicks defenders bothered Holiday all game, as the point guard finished with six turnovers. Thaddeus Young had 16 points and six rebounds, while Evan Turner and Dorell Wright each scored 11 points.