The Knicks seemed to figure some things out in their Game Four win. As they head home to try to close out the series, here are a few to look for.

The Knicks have taken a commanding 3-1 series lead over the 76ers after they split two games in Philadelphia. They learned a few things about how to handle the Sixers in order to close the series back at MSG when they come back to New York for Game 5 on Tuesday night. The Knicks now have a formula.

Keep crashing the glass

The Knicks dominate the boards. They won the battle of the boards versus the Sixers 52-42 despite losing the size of Mitchell Robinson for at least one game. In the fourth quarter alone, the Knicks outrebounded them 18-8, including seven offensive rebounds. The Knicks got back to their outhustle and out-muscle mentality. Josh Hart was responsible for 17 rebounds and OG Anunoby added 14 of his own. The combination of Isaiah Hartenstein (despite foul trouble) and Precious Achiuwa crowding and harassing Embiid wore him out no doubt affecting his injured knee, resulting in him being basically ineffective in the fourth quarter.

Stay versatile on defense

The Knicks relied heavily on Jalen Brunson for offense in Game 4. He responded with a historic performance but they can’t bank on that happening every time. What kept the Knicks in the game late was their bread and butter: defense. The Knicks held the Sixers scoreless for five minutes in the fourth quarter. Precious Achiuwa stepped up big time for Hartenstein with three huge blocks late in the game, one on Kelly Oubre that would give the Sixers back the lead and two on Joel Embiid that would’ve cut the Knicks lead to a single possession. The Knicks also threw OG Anunoby at Embiid the entire fourth quarter. Anunoby wasn’t only up for the challenge but asked for it, fronting him, getting in his face, making him chew up the shot clock over and over again while holding the reigning to 0-5 from the field and a grand total of one point.

Pounce when Embiid is on the bench

The Sixers tend to crater without Embiid on the floor, as the Knicks have proved time and time again this series. When Nurse is forced to sit Embiid is when the Knicks must strike the hardest. The rest of the Sixers have had a difficult time scoring outside of Maxey. The third option for the Sixers is Tobias Harris, who is averaging just 8.3 points a game in this series. The Sixers’ bench is averaging just 10.2 points a game in the series. They are heavily dependent on their stars. It’s taken a Herculean effort from Embiid to keep them in games and credit to him for keeping games close because the other Knicks haven’t been able to take advantage of his absence. One of the strengths of the Knicks is their deep bench, they are able to keep momentum or regain it, it’s a huge part of why this team has had so much success.

Get DiVincenzo going

Another storm the Knicks have been able to weather is Donte DiVincenzo’s lack of scoring so far, it hasn’t hurt them yet, but he has to find it. The tide seems to be turning though; in Game 4 four he was able to connect on a couple of back-to-back threes that gave the Knicks the momentum swing to start their comeback heading into the fourth. Those big shots may be just what the doctor ordered to get his confidence back for Game 5 at home.

The Knicks have to feel good heading back to New York, they did what they were supposed to do and had unbelievable support as their fan took over a hostile arena in the Wells Fargo center. The job isn’t done but they know what they must do to close out the series and head to round two.

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