National Basketball Association
Philadelphia 125, New York 109
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 27, 2022
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
#60 James Williams, #29 Mark Lindsay, #32 Marat Kogut
James Harden posted a triple-double in his second game with Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, recording 29 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds as the visiting 76ers pulled away late in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 125-109.
Harden, acquired from the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 10, added five steals as he became the first player in 76ers history to finish with at least 25 points, 15 assists, five rebounds and five steals in a game.
Joel Embiid scored 37 points while going 23-of-27 from the free-throw line -- the makes and attempts were career-highs -- for the 76ers, who have won three in a row and five of six. Tyrese Maxey scored 21 points and Tobias Harris 12.
For the Knicks, who have lost nine of their past 10 games, RJ Barrett and Evan Fournier each had 24 points while Julius Randle (16 points, 10 rebounds) had a double-double. Immanuel Quickley added 21 points off the bench.
The 76ers held a pair of six-point leads in the first quarter, which ended with Harden scoring his team's final seven points to put the visitors up 38-35. Philadelphia led throughout the second quarter and took its biggest lead at 63-51 following a 6-0 run by Embiid.
The 76ers led 65-56 at the half and maintained a lead of at least four points in the third quarter until Quickley scored five points in a period-ending 8-3 run that cut the lead to 91-89.
Quickley scored five points as the Knicks took their first lead since the first quarter by opening the fourth period on a 9-4 surge. But Harden scored five straight points to put the 76ers back ahead 100-98. Barrett responded with a layup before Harris hit a pair of free throws to give Philadelphia the lead for good.
The Knicks twice got within a point, the last time at 106-105 on a layup by Obi Toppin with 7:01 left, before Embiid scored the next six points on a dunk and four free throws to begin a game-ending 19-4 run.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Joel Embiid 37
RJ Barrett 24
James Harden 16
Julius Randle 7
James Harden 10
Julius Randle 10
Joel Embiid 23
||Free Throws Made
Immanuel Quickley 8
James Harden 5
RJ Barrett 2
Joel Embiid 4
Cam Reddish 1
Team Stats Summary
New York will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Knicks have a W/L % of .346 after a win and .457 after a loss.
Philadelphia will play their next game at home against New York. The 76ers have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .667 after a loss.