Knicks Stage Late Comeback to Edge Sixers in Game 2 Thriller, Seize 2-0 Series Lead

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In a thrilling playoff showdown reminiscent of Reggie Miller’s iconic moment, the New York Knicks staged a dramatic comeback against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2.

Though not as swift as Miller’s 8 points in 8.9 seconds, the Knicks’ rally of 8 points in 20.4 seconds flipped the script, securing them a narrow three-point victory.

The Sixers, who had clawed back from an eight-point deficit earlier in the game, found themselves on the wrong end of a miraculous sequence. Despite a chance to extend their lead with free throws from Kyle Lowry, a flurry of turnovers and missed opportunities allowed the Knicks to seize control in the final moments.

While the Knicks celebrated their unlikely turnaround, the Sixers were left to ponder missed chances and defensive lapses.

Brunson And The Knicks In Their Playoff Run Against The 76ers (Credits: NBA on TNT)

Despite a strong showing from Tyrese Maxey, who notched an impressive 35 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists, the Sixers couldn’t withstand the Knicks’ late surge. This time, they limited Philadelphia’s second-chance opportunities, ultimately proving decisive in securing the win.

While Maxey shone for the Sixers, Knicks guard Brunson continued to struggle with his shooting, highlighting the defensive attention he commands. Despite his offensive woes, Brunson’s presence opened up opportunities for his teammates, including Josh Hart, whose timely contributions bolstered the Knicks’ efforts.

In a series marked by tight contests, the Knicks have capitalized on crucial moments to take a 2-0 lead. With the series shifting to Philadelphia, the Sixers will look to regroup and leverage their home-court advantage to turn the tide. As Game 3 looms, both teams brace for another intense battle on the hardwood.


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