The Knicks cut the Sixers' lead to five points late in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough, as they lost 115-106 on Thursday night. >> Box Score
Five things to know from Thursday's game
1) The 76ers led the Knicks 26-21 after the first quarter, thanks to 14 points from forward Tobias Harris. Elfrid Payton got the start with Frank Ntilikina out for the third straight game, and scored six points on 3-for-8 shooting. RJ Barrett chipped in five points and Mitchell Robinson had four points and three rebounds in six minutes off the bench.
2) The Knicks trailed 61-46 at the half, as Julius Randle led the Knicks in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting. Sixers point guard Shake Milton scored 11 points in the half and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field including three three-pointers.
3) Moe Harkless scored 15 points on five three-pointers in the third quarter, as the Knicks cut into the Sixers lead, outscoring them 33-26 in the third.
4) The Knicks went on a 13-2 run to make it a five-point game with two minutes remaining in the game, but Harris would then hit his third three-pointer of the game to give the Sixers an eight-point lead. He finished the night with 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Randle led the Knicks in scoring with 30 points -- his sixth 30-point game of the season.
5) Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. left the game with concussion-like symptoms after playing just seven minutes. He was 2-for-5 from the field with four points and one rebound.
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The Knicks return home to Madison Square Garden to face the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 5:00 PM.