76ers beat the Knicks despite trailing by 10 with 2 minutes left
By Tim Cato
Here’s how they did it.
The 76ers have won four of their last five games. They really shouldn’t have beat the Knicks on Wednesday, trailing 93-83 with 2:29 left in a matchup against the 76ers, but they did it anyways.
It was a T.J. McConnell turnaround game-winner that did it. Here’s the shot in all its glory, which earned him a mini mosh pit from his teammates after he sprinted the length of the court.
New York led by 13 earlier in the quarter, but their 10-point lead with less than three minutes to play is usually insurmountable. Teams almost never make up 10 points with that little time remaining. Here’s how.
2:17 – Joel Embiid scores a quick and-one
Embiid’s short floater near the hoop, plus a foul from Joakim Noah, came about 10 seconds into the shot clock. He hit the free throw, making it a 93-86 game.
1:57 – Robert Covington nails a transition three
This is crucial — Embiid steals a Derrick Rose pass on the next play, resulting in a wide-open Covington three six seconds later. There’s no way the Sixers get a great look that quickly without a live Click for Full Story