Flashes of greatness from Mitchell Robinson weren’t enough to fuel a Knicks comeback on shaky foundation in the latest loss Wednesday to the Sixers.

The New York Knicks (10-46) took on the Philadelphia 76ers (37-21) on Valentine’s Day Eve and were smacked 126-111. While New York added another notch to the now-18-game losing streak, the game wasn’t without its fun moments.


 

Dot

Damyean Dotson had a strong start in the first half, shooting 6-of-7 in his first eight minutes of action. He shot 2-for-2 from beyond the arc as well. The floppy plays and curl screens seemed to finally work out for the second-year player. The swingman’s 14 points in the first half were the most by any Knick in the game.

Mitch

Mitchell Robinson had himself a night, notching his third career double-double. He impacted the game on both ends, per usual. With 14 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks in his stat line tonight, his development has been one of the only silver linings of the Knicks season. He’s shown monstrous growth, culminating in his play tonight. The block on Embiid was a “Is this your king?” moment.  The emphatic denial set the crowd ablaze. Yes, that one, but the other one too.

Kevin Knox

The Kevin Knox shooting guard experiment appeared fruitless probably due to the unconventional lineup that the Sixers employ. Against another team, he may have more success, but he shot 40 percent from the field and a mediocre 1-of-4 from three tonight. Overall, his game wasn’t that great, but his poster on Ben Simmons is a highlight play for the ages.

Key Numbers

  • Knox had three fouls in eight minutes and Dennis Smith Jr. similarly had two fouls in the first quarter.
  • Knicks bench has 66 points through the first four minutes of the fourth quarter.
  • Philly had 36 points in the paint and shot 63 percent from the field in the first half.
  • Philly ended the game with 33 assists.

The Knicks finish their pre–All-Star break run with a matchup in Atlanta against the Hawks tomorrow night.