Philadelphia 76ers come from behind to beat New York Knicks on Christmas Day

Philadelphia 76ers come from behind to beat New York Knicks on Christmas Day and extend winning streak to EIGHT games… as Joel Embiid and James Harden shine at MSG

Joel Embiid scored 35 points, James Harden had 29 points and 13 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers were blown out by the New York Knicks in the final quarter, extending their winning streak to eight games with a 119-112 win on Sunday. .

Georges Niang hit four 3-pointers in Philadelphia’s fourth-quarter push and finished with 16 points, while De’Anthony Melton added 15 as the 76ers got off to a strong start on a four-point road trip games after sweeping a seven-game homestand.

The Sixers never led for three quarters, then beat the Knicks 24-9 to open the fourth, turning a one-point deficit into a 116-102 lead.

Joel Embiid – the NBA’s leading scorer – was fit again as the 76ers beat the Knicks

Everyone was talking about a potential trade with James Harden, but his mind was all on the 76ers today

Everyone was talking about a potential trade with James Harden, but his mind was all on the 76ers today

Jalen Brunson couldn't help the Knicks to victory, and their losing streak stretched to three

Jalen Brunson couldn’t help the Knicks to victory, and their losing streak stretched to three

Julius Randle scored 35 points and Jalen Brunson had 23 points and 11 assists for the Knicks, who have lost three straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Embiid scored 15 points in the third quarter and Harden picked up the game when Embiid went to the bench, with a four-point play and another 3-point play that took it 96-95. He made another 3 in the opening minute of the fourth to tie it at 98, then found Niang for a 3 that gave the 76ers their first lead with 10:37 remaining.

Niang hit straight 3s midway through the period before Embiid had two baskets and Harden made one and set up the other in an 8-0 flurry that put it at 116-102.

Georges Niang hit four 3-pointers in the fourth to help Philly earn a big win in the Big Apple

Georges Niang hit four 3-pointers in the fourth to help Philly earn a big win in the Big Apple

Carmelo Anthony was on the court for the game and recognized the crowd in New York

Carmelo Anthony was on the court for the game and recognized the crowd in New York

Embiid, the NBA’s leading scorer, started slow and the Knicks led 37-25 after one. They were still eight when Embiid scored with 6.2 seconds left, and when Brunson lost the ball as New York tried to fire one last shot, Shake Milton picked it up and cashed in a 50 footer at the buzzer it’s 63-60.

Meanwhile, 76ers coach Doc Rivers says PJ Tucker has some kind of pain or injury affecting his hand, but he’s not worried about it yet, while revealing the team brought two buses full of families at the game.

The Knicks fell to 23-32 in their 55 Christmas appearance, a league high.

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