The New York Knicks to look to extend its win streak to four when the team hosts the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night at 7:30 p.m. in Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks (24-40) have found a rhythm of late, winning their past three and closing within 3.5 of the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. Their average margin of victory during the win streak is 16.3 points per game. Coach Mike Woodson has been using a smaller lineup, with J.R. Smith drawing the start at shooting guard. Smith has responded by going 16-of-35 from beyond the arc, while Amare’ Stoudemire is averaging 16.8 points per game.
The Sixers (15-47) have lost 16 consecutive Monday night games. Defense has been a non-factor for Philly, as the team has surrendered 114.7 points points per during its 16-game losing streak.
1;57 p.m. update: Center Tyson Chandler declared out for game due to personal matter.
Projected Starters (NYK): Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Amare’ Stoudemire, Cold Aldrich
Projected Starters (PHI): Michael Carter-Williams, James Anderson, Thaddeus Young, Hollis Thompson, Henry Sims