The Knicks notched their fourth consecutive victory with a 123-110 defeat of the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.
With their fourth straight win, the Knicks pulled within three of the Atlanta Hawks sitting in the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Without center Tyson Chandler, the Knicks went small and struggled on the boards. Carmelo Anthony led the way with a team-high nine rebounds, while Amare’ Stoudemire and Jeremy Tyler combined for for 11. Despite Chandler not available, Cole Aldrich did not see any playing time.
Four of the Knicks’ starters — Stat, Melo, Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith — scored in double figures, with three scoring more than 20 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points off the bench, one shy of his career high (29). The last time the team had four 20+ scorers was April 17, 2012 when Anthony, Smith, Chandler and Steve Novak accomplished the feat vs. the Boston Celtics.
New York shot 54.3 percent from the floor and 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. The starting five shot a combined 31-of-60 (51.6 percent) from the field, while Smith, Felton and Hardaway combined for a 12-of-22 (54.5 percent) mark from 3.
The 123 points scored Monday night was the highest total of points by the Knicks since a 125-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 24, 2013.
The Knicks travel to T.D. Square Garden to face the Boston Celtics on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.