Knicks Hold Off 76ers, 82-79
(PHILADELPHIA) — The New York Knicks remained perfect under interim head coach Mike Woodson on Wednesday night.
The Knicks (23-24) held on to an 82-79 win over the 76ers (26-21) to stretch Woodson’s win streak to five games since taking over for Mike D’Antoni. Amare Stoudemire was dominant for New York scoring 21 points with nine rebounds. Jeremy Lin scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth that all added up to a win over their division opponents.
But after the win, Lin was asked about his friend, Tim Tebow now having a home in New York with the Jets.
“I’m just excited for him and to see what he does,” Lin said. “We’ll see what happens next year. But I’m excited, obviously, that he’s going to be in New York.”
As for the game, Woodson said it was a close one to watch.
“I was sweating a little bit tonight,” Woodson said. “But I learned that my team is not going to buckle, and I honestly believe that they believe they can win any game that they play now.”
Carmelo Anthony added 10 points in the win for the Knicks who now sit in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
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