The 76ers beat the Knicks 79-73, posting the NBA’s lowest point total this season

When a miserable first quarter ended and they only had 15 points, the Philadelphia 76ers felt good about where they were.

The New York Knicks had been equally bad.

The 76ers maintained a great defense and ultimately played a little better on offense, holding the Knicks to the lowest point total in the NBA this season and winning 79-73 Sunday night in the rough opener of a two-game series.