PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris scored the baskets that enable the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks for the 14th straight time and yelled, “I’m an All-Megastar!”
Fueled by a perceived snub, Harris has change into a closer within the snatch and stored Philadelphia rolling with out Joel Embiid.
Harris scored 30 aspects, Seth Curry had 20 and the 76ers beat the Knicks 99-96 on Tuesday night for his or her sixth straight capture.
“That’s for certain what I mentioned,” Harris mentioned. “I’m good reaffirming that to myself. I know the fans know that. I good attempt to salvage motivation in diversified areas and that’s belief to be one of them.”
The Sixers (28-12) maintained their grip atop the Jap Convention standings, in mighty section on legend of Harris acquired sizzling within the last minutes. He scored seven straight aspects, together with the tying bucket from 3-feet out and a inch-forward layup that made it 96-92.
He then yelled his All-Megastar proclamation loud ample for a sellout crowd of three,071 fans to hear. Harris believed he may perchance presumably perchance perchance merely quiet personal joined teammates Ben Simmons and Embiid in Atlanta.
“I’m certain it fuels him,” 76ers coach Doc Rivers mentioned. “I feel Tobias wants to capture more, but I quiet allege he thinks he may perchance presumably perchance perchance merely quiet had been on the All-Megastar team. I accept as true with that. ”
Simmons had 16 aspects and 13 rebounds and has never lost — 13-0 — in opposition to the Knicks.
Julius Randle had 19 aspects and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, and RJ Barrett scored 17 aspects.
The Sixers, again playing with out injured All-Megastar Joel Embiid, had received all three video games for the reason that All-Megastar damage by a minimal of 22 aspects. The Knicks made them work for this one.
The Sixers reserves rallied them within the fourth. Matisse Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz buried consecutive 3s that introduced the Sixers within four and so they stayed on the courtroom when Simmons and Harris checked help into the game. Dwight Howard stored it a four-point recreation on a smooth block on Randle’s drive — no restraint wished — and Simmons scored consecutive baskets that made it 89-87.
Curry gave the Sixers a 90-89 lead when he buried a 3 with 5: 01 left.
Randle had to be held help by Knicks teammates after the buzzer following a call that went in opposition to him within the last seconds of a loss an night earlier to Brooklyn. The All-Megastar forward was angry when he was whistled for a commute and the play was no longer reviewed. Randle’s first season in New York has otherwise been mighty. The team was sprinkled with Knicks fans and there was a brief “MVP!” chant when he went to the free-throw line within the first half of. The Sixers promptly became up the synthetic noise.
Randle virtually had a triple-double thru three quarters and helped the Knicks lift up their offense over the following two quarters. The Knicks led good 21-20 after a foremost quarter stuffed with omitted photography in an gross delivery to the game.
“The 90s are alive to about this recreation,” 76ers President Daryl Morey tweeted.
The Knicks collapsed within the fourth and scored good 14 aspects on 5-of-19 shooting.
“It reveals us the work mandatory to salvage over the wander,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned.
Knicks: G Derrick Rose remained out on legend of of COVID protocols. “He’s feeling loads better,” Thibodeau mentioned.
76ers: Embiid became 27. … Rivers had Thibodeau on his workers in Boston when the Celtics received the 2008 NBA title. The 2 personal remained shut thru the years. “He is belief to be one of those guys whose fancy is basketball. Early on, I attempted to salvage him out of the place of work. And then I realized that will fabricate him sad,” Rivers mentioned. “So let I him be.”
Rivers may perchance presumably perchance perchance merely quiet had been coaching in opposition to his son, but Austin remained a ways from the team. Rivers lost his space in New York’s rotation earlier this season when the Knicks acquired Rose and has been officially dominated out on legend of of “personal causes.”
Doc Rivers mentioned he never talked about his son’s direct with Thibodeau.
“I don’t call coaches and suggest who they would presumably perchance perchance merely quiet play. I good don’t,” Rivers mentioned. “If it’s your son or no longer, I steer clear of that.”
Rivers also declined to comment on Austin’s personal and expert existence.
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Howard had 11 aspects and 12 rebounds off the bench for the Sixers. The important thing to Howard changing into a truly finest reserve this season?
“Doubtlessly the drinks he had in Puerto Rico, or wherever he was over the damage,” Rivers mentioned.
Knicks: Host Orlando on Thursday.
76ers: Host the Bucks on Wednesday within the teams’ first meeting this season.
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