76ers About Outworking Opponents
Yesterday, at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks got a first-hand look at a team that has made a living out of always going hard for a full 48.
The 76ers aren’t perfect, they don’t win every game.
Sometimes the endless energy they commit to every game isn’t enough to overcome teams that might have more talent.
But when you do what the Sixers do game after game, instead of just talking about doing it, you beat a team like the Knicks 106-94 in what was supposed to be a big game in the Atlantic Division.
Player-for-player, the Knicks may have a better collection of talent, but it’s easy to see why the Sixers (25-17) are leading the division.
“We have All-Stars, well, we have one [Andre Igoudala],” said Sixers guard Jrue Holiday, “but we don’t have like [the Knicks] have with [Carmelo Anthony Anthony and Amare Stoudemire].
“We know we have to play 48 minutes, which is something a lot of teams don’t do. I think we go the hardest. The harder you work the luckier you get.”