After being completely left for dead – and for good reason – the New York Knicks are back with vengeance under new head coach Mike Woodson. They will look to make it five victories in a row Wednesday evening against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Since Woodson has taken over, New York is a perfect 4-0 including two very quality wins over the Indiana Pacers.
With a new-found defensive intensity even from stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks are starting to resemble contenders with a bevy of talent on the roster.
A win tonight could push them to within one game of .500, a mark they haven’t been over since January 12th.
The Sixers have been an impressive bunch for most of the year. However, recent times haven’t been so good for Philly.
Doug Collins has watched his team drop 11 of its past 17 games including a five-game losing streak. The good news for the 76ers is they’re coming off a win against Charlotte and beat the Knicks just a week ago. Of course, this is a totally different New York squad at the moment.
Philly still owns a solid four-game lead over the Knicks in the Atlantic Division, but a New York victory could start making fans in the city of brotherly love sweat just a little.
Time: 7 p.m. ET