76ers vs. New York Knicks at a Glance

UP NEXT

TEAMS:  Sixers (18-59) vs. Knicks (14-62)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Time Warner Cable Arena

BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, RADIO – 97.5 FM

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:  TWITTER – @PompeyOnSixers, INSTAGRAM – PompeyOnSixers

411: This is a must-see matchup for fans keeping up in the race for the most Ping-Pong balls. The Knicks have the league's worst record with six games remaining. The Sixers are 3 1/2 games behind the Knicks. The Sixers would benefit more by losing to the Knicks.

PROBABLE STARTER

SIXERS (18-59)

39  Jerami Grant F 6-8 6.2 ppg. 2.9 rpg.

4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11 9.9 ppg. 8.1 rpg

19 Furkan Aldemir C 6-10 2.2 ppg. 4.1 rpg.

33 Robert Covington G 6-9 12.9 ppg. 4.6 rpg.

5 Ish Smith G 6-0 12.6 ppg. 5.9 apg. (with the Sixers)

Coach: Brett Brown (second season, 37-121)

Injury report: Tony Wroten (partially torn ACL in right knee, out), and Joel Embiid (right foot stress fracture, out), Isaiah Canaan (sprained right foot, out), Noel (lower right eyelid cut, questionable), Thomas Robinson (left ankle sprain, out).

 (14-62)

42 Lance Thomas F 6-8  8.3 ppg. 2.9 rpg.

21 Lou Amundson F 6-9 5.9 ppg. 6.1 rpg`.

77 Andrea Bargnani C 7-0 14.4 ppg. 4.2 rpg.

2 Langston Galloway G 6-2  11.4 ppg. 3.2 apg.

0  Shane Larken  G 5-11 6.0 ppg. 2.9 apg.

Coach:  Derek Fisher (first season, 14-62)

Injury report:  Carmelo Anthony (left knee surgery, out), Jose Calderon (sore left Achilles, out),  Alexey Shved (incomplete rib fracture, out), Travis  Wear (sore lower back)

THE SERIES

Sixers lead, 242-193. But the Knicks have won two of this season's three series matchups.

COMING UP

Wednesday: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Wizards at Sixers 

Saturday: 8 p.m. at the United Center, Sixers at Chicago Bulls

April 13: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Milwaukee Bucks at Sixers

April 15: 8 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Miami Heat at Sixers

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