Philadelphia 76ers beat New York Knicks 97-80

It was not a good game for the New York Knicks as they lost 97-80 to the Philadelphia Sixers. Still, there was something to be said about the Knicks Saturday night.

The Knicks had a bad night. reports on what coach Mike Woodson had to say about the night. Woodson said, “It started right from the beginning – layup after layup. We didn’t come to compete tonight and that’s kind of disappointing.”

J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and Jason Kidd missed all of their shots. Philadelphia’s Jrue Holiday had a career high 35 points. He made 16 field goals by himself  and the entire Knicks’ starting lineup made 13.

There was some positive things for the Knicks and that is that Raymond Felton returned to the game.

Felton missed 12 games with a broken right pinky finger. The team was 6-6 without him and even though they lost his first night back at least the Knicks are getting their players back. Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert have been back for a little bit from injuries as well.

The New York Times reports that this is the first time Stoudemire, Shumpert, Felton, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, and Tyson Chandler will play together.

Anthony seems positive about the season. “We’re where we want to be, top of our division, top of the Eastern Conference — even with injuries, and we’re getting guys coming back.”

Hopefully after a couple of games the Knicks will have their groove back and will be able to make a run for the best of the division against the Miami Heat.

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