|Date of game: 4/5/2015
Recap: New York vs. Philadelphia
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrea Bargnani had 25 points and eight rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 101-91 on Sunday night.
"He can score points, but if he's rebounding that way ... that's what really makes us a better team," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said.
Shane Larkin posted 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and Lance Thomas added 14 points and nine boards for the Knicks, who snapped a nine-game losing streak.
Ish Smith supplied 17 points and seven assists to lead Philadelphia, which has dropped six straight.
The Sixers trailed 83-74 with just under nine minutes left before ripping off 11 straight points to go in front. Hollis Thompson's layup and 3-pointer jump-started the surge, which was capped on Smith's floater for an 85-83 Philly edge midway through the fourth.
New York held a 91-89 cushion with 2:33 left before pulling away with eight straight points. A Thomas jumper with under a minute to go finished off the spurt and staked the hosts to a 99-89 lead.
"We give them credit, they executed well at the end," Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
The Knicks led 26-20 following a quarter of play, but the Sixers outscored them 31-28 in the second and pulled within 54-51 at the break. New York extended its advantage to 79-71 heading into the fourth.Game Notes
New York snapped a five-game home losing skid and improved to 10-28 on the
season at Madison Square Garden ... Philadelphia has lost 20 of its last 21
road games ... The Knicks won the season series between the teams 3-1 ... Tim
Hardaway Jr. netted 12 points off the bench for New York.