Knicks, hot-shooting Bojan Bogdanovic top 76ers

Bojan Bogdanovic made all six of his 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson added 21 points and 12 assists and the New York Knicks built a 26-point lead before holding on for a 110-96 victory over the host Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.

Josh Hart had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Precious Achiuwa contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Donte DiVincenzo scored 16 points and Jericho Sims pulled down 10 rebounds.

Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 35 points. Buddy Hield and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 14 points apiece and Kyle Lowry had 11 in his team debut.

Oubre hit a tough driving layup with 8:52 remaining to bring the Sixers within 92-86. DiVincenzo made a 3-pointer on the Knicks’ next possession for a nine-point advantage, and the Knicks went ahead 102-88 with 5:27 left following another trey by DiVincenzo.

After Maxey missed a layup, Hart responded with a 3-pointer for a 105-90 advantage with 3:54 to go.

With less than four minutes left in the first half, DiVincenzo stole the ball at halfcourt, took it to the basket and threw down a dunk for a 56-39 New York lead.

Bogdanovic soon dropped in three straight 3-pointers and the Knicks held a 67-41 advantage with 1:23 remaining.

The Knicks led 69-46 at halftime thanks in large part to 19 points from Bogdanovic. Maxey paced the Sixers with 17.

Philadelphia went into the locker room facing its largest halftime deficit of the season.

The Knicks stayed aggressive offensively and pulled out to a commanding 81-59 lead with 5:42 left in the third quarter.

Maxey scored the next eight points for the Sixers to close within 14 with 4:08 remaining.

Lowry, who returned in the third after receiving stitches for a facial laceration, hit a 3-pointer and cut the deficit to 84-72. New York led 91-81 at the end of the third.

New York was missing key starters Julius Randle and OG Anunoby. The short-handed Sixers played without Joel Embiid, De’Anthony Melton and Robert Covington.

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