Whether inspired by newly named Knicks president Phil Jackson in the stands or Paul George’s unusually quiet 17 points on 4-17 shooting, the Knicks managed to nab their seventh straight win on Wednesday night, knocking off the Pacers 92-86.
Carmelo Anthony, in some sense making his case to Jackson for a weighty contract in the offseason, led New York with a game-high 34 points, while Amar’e Stoudemire muscled in 21 points.
The Knicks now sit just five games behind Atlanta (another team on fire recently with a five-game win streak) for the final playoff spot in the East.
Down in Philadelphia, Tony Wroten continued to make his case as this season’s top retro wearer with the red nubuck Air Jordan 4 “Toro,” putting up 17 points in a 102-94 loss to the Bulls.
It was the 22nd straight surrender for the Sixers, who have dropped like a rock in the standings since the end of January. The team’s last win came against Boston on January 29.
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