The Sixers keep getting closer and closer.
They cut a double-digit deficit to a one-possession game in the final minutes against the New York Knicks before Michael Carter-Williams had a three-pointer rim out at the end of a 93-92 loss. The defeat was the Sixers’ 23rd in a row overall and 18th straight at home.
After being down 17 points midway through the fourth quarter, the Sixers battled back and trailed 92-90 with 32.5 seconds to go.
With the ball and a chance to tie or go ahead, James Anderson threw the it away trying to hit Thaddeus Young in the corner for a three-point attempt. It was just the Sixers’ 11th turnover of the game.
Carmelo Anthony was fouled after the turnover and split a pair of free throws to keep the door open for the Sixers. Carter-Williams received the inbounds pass and raced the floor before firing a three from the top of the key that hit the backboard and bounced off the rim prior to rolling out.
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Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler both finished with double-doubles. Stoudemire had 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Chandler recorded 17 points and 10 boards.
Despite finishing with 21 points, Anthony did not shoot the ball well. He was just 5 of 16 from the floor in the game.
Carter-Williams flirted with a triple-double. He had 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.
Thaddeus Young scored 21 points, extending his game streak of at least 20 points to five straight.
The Sixers had a dismal second quarter. They went 5 for 25 from the floor, including 2 for 14 from behind the arc. They tied their season low for points in any quarter this season with 12.
The Sixers were 10 of 41 from three-point range in the game.
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Henry Sims had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Eight of Sims’ rebounds were on the offensive end.
Anderson returned to the starting lineup after missing two games with a right quad contusion. Hollis Thompson went to Brett Brown’s bench, allowing Tony Wroten to make his 16th start of the season.
Wroten did not last the entire game. With six minutes to go, the guard rolled his right ankle and needed to be helped off the court.
The Sixers play head to Chicago to face the Bulls on Saturday night.
The Sixers suffered a 102-94 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday. Six Bulls players scored in double figures during the game, led by D.J. Augustin’s 20 off the bench.
Young led all scorers with 24 points in the game.