Joel Embiid and James Harden led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 125-109 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
Embiid had 37 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and four blocks on 7-18 shooting from the field and 23-27 shooting from the line.
Yes, you read that correctly – Embiid shot 27 free throws.
Harden had 29 points, 10 rebounds, 16 assists, and five steals on 8-14 shooting from the field and 10-10 shooting from the line.
The 76ers shot 39-44 from the free-throw line; meanwhile the Knicks shot 22-35 from the free-throw line.
Evan Fournier and RJ Barrett tied to lead all Knicks’ scorers with 24 each.
The Knicks have been playing dismal basketball lately; Sunday’s loss marked their fifth straight.
Rookie Jericho Sims was the only Knicks player to finish with a positive +- with a +1.
Sims had 0 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and six fouls in 18 minutes of play.