2009 Game Thread: Sixers at Knicks

Stats:

TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG
New York Knicks-Offense 97.1 105.9 49.4 15.6 24.2 20.5
Rank 2 20 14 16 27 27
Philadelphia 76ers-Defense 90.9 105 49.4 17 27.6 22.2
Rank 16 6 14 6 19 8
New York Knicks-Defense 97.1 109.4 51.7 15.1 27.4 20.2
Rank 2 22.5 27 18 17 4
Philadelphia 76ers-Offense 90.9 105.5 48.3 17 31 22.9
Rank 16 21 21 26 2 20

Looks like the Knicks are going to have an uphill battle scoring tonight. The Sixers rank 6th on defense. Watch for turnovers (Philly 6th overall, Knicks 16th) and getting to the line (Philly 8th, Knicks 27th) as keys when the Knicks have the ball. When the Sixers are on offense, New York needs to protect the glass (Philly 2nd, Knicks 17th).

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