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Christmas Day preview: 76ers vs. Knicks

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Phiadelphia 76ers faces the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The game will tip off at noon on ESPN and MSG in New York City.

The 76ers come into this contest with a 14-18 record. The Knicks are 17-15.

New York Knicks players Tim Hardaway Jr., Kristaps Porziņģis, and rookie Frank Ntilikina during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in November 2017 (Getty Images)

New York Knicks players Tim Hardaway Jr., Kristaps Porziņģis, and rookie Frank Ntilikina during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in November 2017 (Getty Images)

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the 76ers have a 55% chance to win this game, accordin to their public poll. However, according to their expert poll, the Knicks have a 60% chance to win this game.

This is the first meeting between the two teams this season, but the Knicks won the last meeting in last season on April 12th, 2017 when they won 114-113.

The 76ers has not won in this series since March 2017 when they won 105-102 on March 3rd, 2017. The Knicks have a 7-3 advantage in the last 10 games, including winning five straight from April 5th, 2015 through April 8th, 2016.

Besides the 2017 win, the other 76ers wins came in a 98-97 win on January 11th, 2017. The 76ers also won 97-81 on March 20th, 2015.

The 76ers have lost their last five games. They have not won a game since December 12th, 2017 when they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 118-112, in overtime.

The Knicks also come into this game on a losing streak, as they were defeated 104-101 by the Detroit Pistons on December 22nd, 2017. They have not won a game since December 21st, 2017 when they defeated the Boston Celtics, 102-93, at Madison Square Garden.

The 76ers are averaging 107.9 points per game. The Knicks are averaging 104.2 points per game.

Joel Embiid leads the 76ers with 23.7 points per game. He also leads the team with 10.9 rebounds per game.

Ben Simmons leads the young Sixers with 7.7 assists per game.

Kristaps Porziņģis leads the Knicks with 24.7 points per game. Enes Kanter also leads the team with 10 rebounds per game.

Jarrett Jack leads the team with 5.9 assists per game.

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