82 - 79 Final
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Knicks edge 76ers for 5th straight win

Mar 22, 2012 - 4:48 AM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Amare Stoudemire scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Knicks held off the 76ers, 82-79, on Wednesday.

Jeremy Lin scored 18 points -- although he made just 4-of-17 attempts from the field -- and Carmelo Anthony contributed 10 for the Knicks, who remained undefeated under interim head coach Mike Woodson at 5-0.

Jrue Holiday paced Philadelphia with 16 points while Jodie Meeks, Lou Williams and Andre Iguodala each netted 13 in the loss. Elton Brand had a 12-point, 12- rebound double-double in the defeat, the Sixers' fourth in their last five games.

"It seems like it's always something different with us," Iguodala said. "We have got to stay confident and fix our mistakes."

Williams drained a three-pointer to tie the game at 63 apiece midway through the fourth, but Stoudemire responded with a dunk and a pullup jumper before Lin dropped in four straight points, and the Knicks lead thereafter.

The Sixers missed their first 14 shots as the Knicks rolled out to a 13-3 lead.

New York held a 19-11 advantage after one quarter, and led by as many as 12 in the second before settling on a 43-35 halftime edge.

Philadelphia took its first edge of the game at 49-48 on a 12-3 run capped off by an Iguodala trey.

But after the teams traded the lead a few times, Tyson Chandler opened a 7-0 Knicks flurry with an alley-oop dunk from Baron Davis. J.R. Smith netted a trey to finish the spurt, and Philadelphia never regained the lead.

"I learned that our guys are not going to buckle," said Woodson. "I honestly believe they think that they can win every game that they step out on the floor."

Game Notes

New York won the season-series, 2-1...Davis returned to the lineup for New York after missing two games with a right hamstring strain. He finished with five points and three assists in just over 12 minutes of game time...Knicks' starter Jared Jeffries left the game at the 11:33 mark of the fourth with a sore right knee...Philadelphia shot 38.7 percent (29-of-75) from the field while New York shot 36.7 percent (29-of-79).