The Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Knicks last night, 98-91, in something that “technically” was defined as a basketball game, but onlookers couldn’t confirm. The two basement dwelling teams of the Eastern Conference entertained dozens and dozens of fans at the Wells Fargo Center.
Here were the best and worst aspects of the game for each team.
– Nerlens Noel, not participating in the game due to an upper respiratory illness, had his best plus/minus point differential of the season with a 0, up from his season average of -35.
– Robert Covington successfully attempted a left handed layup, something he had been practicing all week.
– All fans received 50% off a large Papa Johns Pizza following the game, due to the 76ers scoring over 45 points.
– To the delight of everyone in attendance, former mascot Hip Hop was brought back for one night only and drawn and quartered at halftime.
– Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks intelligently shook off his recent injury knee injury to play in a pivotal early season match up between a 7-36 team and an 8-34 team.
– For the 10th game in a row, Furkan Aldemir menacingly brandished a scimitar at a Wells Fargo vendor for not providing him a jug of fermented ox blood during a first quarter timeout.
– 76ers public announcer Matt Cord continues to provide play-by-play action over the Wells Fargo PA system during each game.
– 76ers great Moses Malone was introduced as a special guest before tip-off, and walked out onto the court while flipping off the crowd with both hands.
– Fans were subjected to watching the 76ers for the 20th home game in a row.