Linsanity appears to still be in effect as the New York Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Jeremy Lin continues to dazzle after two-straight 20-point performances, while still dishing out plenty of assists. The Sixers are led by a point-guard tandem of Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday, who have a combined scoring average of nearly 30 points a game.
It will be interesting to see how Lin handles the duo, and if the Knicks can bounce back after four straight losses. Philadelphia, meanwhile, has cruised to back-to-back wins.
New York has won six of eight in this series. The last time the two clubs met at the Garden was on Jan. 11, and the Knicks pulled off a 85-79 win. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 27 points.
The Knicks currently trail the Sixers by 5.5 games in the Atlantic Division.
The game tips off at about 12:10 EST and will be shown on NBA TV and MSG. A live stream of the game can be found here: http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/index.html
PREDICTION: The Sixers have lost five-of-six games on the road, while the Knicks have won seven of nine at the Garden. The Knicks are due to break their losing streak, and can expect an energized home crowd to help lead them to victory. Expect J.R. Smith to bounce back with a solid performance after a sub par effort against the Milwaukee Bucks. A player to watch for is Evan Turner, who has had consecutive big scoring nights for the Sixers.
PREDICTED SCORE: Knicks over Sixers, 96-93