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• With the win tonight, the Sixers snap a three-game losing streak to the Knicks and now trail the season series 2-1 with one game left to play.  Since losing a season-high tying five straight from 1/2-1/9, Philly has split its past six games.  Over the past 18 games, New York is 8-10 after starting the season 18-5.

• New York had 80 points tonight, marking its second-lowest total of the season (76 at IND on 1/10).  The Knicks have scored below 90 points in each of the past three games after scoring 100+ in each of the three games prior.  The last time New York scored below 90 points in three consecutive games was from 1/25-1/28/12.  The Knicks averaged 105.0 ppg in the first two meetings vs. the Sixers.  Philly is 7-1 when holding opponents below 90 points this season.

Philly outshot New York 50.7% to 34.6% tonight.  The Sixers have outshot their opponent in four of the past six games after being outshot in seven of the eight games prior.  Philly is 16-4 when outshooting the opposition this season,  The Sixers are 6-0 when shooting 50.0% or better and 9-0 when holding opponents below 40.0% shooting.

• The Sixers won despite being outrebounded 47-34.  It is Philly’s first win this season when being outrebounded by 10+ boards (1-7 mark).  The Sixers have been outrebounded in 10 of the past 12 games and by 6.1 rpg overall over that span.

• Jrue Holiday had a career-high 35 points.  He has scored 30+ points four times this season after doing so once prior in his career.  The four 30-point games are tied for the most in a single season by a Sixer since Allen Iverson had eight in 2006-07.  The 35 points is the most by a Sixer since Willie Green had 37 at Toronto on 4/18/07.  Over the past six games, Holiday is averaging 25.2 points on 50.4% shooting.

• Carmelo Anthony had 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting.  The 32.1% shooting is tied for the second-worst of his career in games with 28+ field goal attempts (9-28, DEN vs. NOH on 1/23/10 and 9-30 [30.0% FGs], DEN at DAL on 12/6/07).  Anthony averaged 24.0 ppg on 50.0% shooting in the first two games vs. Philly this season.

• Nick Young made his fourth start of the season and his first since 12/18 at Dallas.  He had 20 points, marking his second straight 20-point game and his sixth of the season.    Young has scored in double-figures in 11 of his past 14 games played after doing so three times the 12 games prior.

• Spencer Hawes started his first game of the season tonight.  He had just 4 points and 5 rebounds but recorded 4 blocks.  Hawes is averaging 1.83 blocks in the 12 games this month.