Carmelo Anthony produced 31 points and 11 rebounds while Amare Stoudemire netted 18 to lead their New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers 97-92 Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. Andre Iguodala pulled the Sixers within one with his first 3-pointer of the game, setting the stage for Anthony to supply the final dagger from downtown in the remaining seconds to put the game out of reach.
The Knicks have now moved into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference ahead of the 76ers and Indiana Pacers with a 40-38 regular season record. After losing six games in a row the Knicks have found their rhythm, defeating the Magic, Nets, Cavaliers and Raptors at home before edging the Sixers on the road.
“We’re keeping the momentum going, we’re keeping the streak going,” said Anthony. “We wanted to win. I don’t really care about six or seven.” New York is next set to matchup against the Nets and Pacers away before hosting the Chicago Bulls to mark their last home game Tuesday, April 12th. Their final regular season contest will take place in Boston the following day. Check here for the best New York Knicks regular season and playoff ticket deals.