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Knicks 112, 76ers 99: Scenes from a cathartic streak-snapper

It’s been a while since the Knicks beat Philly.

Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The last time the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, Carmelo Anthony player for New York and Maurice Ndour hit the game-winner. That’s right, folks: It’s been a while.

But these are not your older brother’s Knicks. They important the backcourt duo of Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier to resurrect a moribund offense. They certainly did that on Tuesday as the Knicks snapped a 15-game losing streak to Philly. Your final is 112-99, New York.

The story of the game was Walker, who shook off a rough start and blitzed the Sixers in the second and third quarters. Kemba led all Knicks with 19 points on 7-15 shooting.

Kemba was complimented by Fournier’s 18 points.

When the Knicks couldn’t buy a bucket late, they turned to Fournier, who got the job done in his own weird way.

Mitchell Robinson helped hold Joel Embiid to 14 points on 2-7 shooting. Just check out this grown-ass-man rebound and the nifty pass to a cutting Immanuel Quickley.

Once again, Julius Randle and RJ Barrett were not particularly good, and once again it did not matter. The Knicks are deep, y’all.

Recap to come.