NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks look to rebound from an embarrassing defeat when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Boos rained down upon the Knicks throughout their 107-73 loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday. New York was 12-of-24 from the line and was outrebounded, 45-31, in its worst loss in a home opener in team history.

The Knicks are hoping the third time is a charm as they try to crack the win column. They are off to an 0-2 start for the second straight season and are one of eight teams in the league without a win.

Perhaps the lone bright spot in the loss to the Celtics was forward Mike Sweetney, who scored 18 points, pulled down seven rebounds and blocked a pair of shots. Sweetney played in just 42 games last year, averaging 4.3 points per game, but has 36 points and 11 rebounds through his first two contests this season.

After opening its season with a win vs. Boston, the 76ers have dropped a pair, including a 99-91 setback to the world champion Detroit Pistons on Saturday. Allen Iverson, who has carried the load thus far, scored 31 points in the loss.

Philadelphia has shot just 42.1 percent from the floor as a team, hitting only 31-of-88 attempts from the floor vs. the Pistons. Following Tuesday's game, the 76ers return home for a season-long five-game homestand at 2-2.

The Knicks won three of four meetings between the teams last season and have won five of the last six overall.