New York can take advantage of the win against Philadelphia and create space in the standings

On a positive note, Jalen Brunson’s return on Friday fueled a 98-74 win over the Orlando Magic. His presence will be very important to defeat the Sixers. Instead, the Sixers will rely heavily on Tobias Harris to carry the offensive load.

Nonetheless, the Knicks are 2-0 against the 76ers so far in their season series. They secured their first 128-92 win with Joel Embiid in the lineup and their most recent 110-96 win on Feb. 22 without him. New York can distance itself from the Magic at the No. 1 slot. 4 in the East with a win.