76ers lose an ugly one in New York, snap 15-game winning streak
The 76ers entered today holding a 15-game winning streak against the Knicks that dated back to 2017. Tonight, that came to a bitter end, by a final score of 112-99. Although, Ben Simmons is still undefeated against the Knicks. 😉
The major story of the game was Embiid’s struggles offensively. Finishing with 14 points and 2/7 from the floor. New York clearly had a plan to take him out of the game, and it ultimately worked. There is some concern to be had surrounding Embiid, because it wasn’t just a tough game for him, he looked like he was struggling on a few fronts.
Aside from Joel, the other facet of their downfall was how terribly they shot from beyond the arc. There ended up being some garbage time redemption, but the key difference in this loss was pace and floor spacing where the Knicks were noticeably better in both aspects.
This was a rough game, genuinely painful to watch, and the doomsday Sixers tweeters are alive and well. Trust me, there will be more of these games but spare me the crying on the timeline. The Sixers play again on Thursday against Detroit, catch y’all soon.