Robinson hits three at buzzer to give Knicks OT win over Philly
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Nate Robinson’s three-pointer as time expired
in overtime capped a big comeback and lifted the New York Knicks to a 105-102
win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden.
Robinson finished with 17 points while Stephon Marbury paced the Knicks with
33 points. Rookie Channing Frye had 21 points and 11 rebounds for New York,
which has won two of its last three games.
Allen Iverson recorded a game-high 40 points and his three-pointer tied the
game with 6.2 seconds to go in OT. Chris Webber, whose basket late in
regulation forced an extra session, had 19 points and nine boards for
Philadelphia, losers of two straight and four of its last five games.
Andre Iguodala buried two foul shots with 10.8 seconds to go in regulation and
the Sixers trailed by one point at 93-92. After Jamal Crawford made 1-of-2
from the charity stripe, Webber scored on an Iverson miss with 3/10ths of a
second left to force overtime. Frye had a chance to win it, but missed wildly.
Marbury made the first basket of overtime for a 96-94 New York lead, and he
made another shot seconds later for a four-point advantage. Crawford then
nailed a fadeaway jumper and the Knicks owned a 100-94 edge with 2 1/2 minutes
to go in OT.
Iverson’s three-pointer moments later, though, cut it to 100-99, but Marbury
scored on a layup for a three-point margin. Kyle Korver then missed on a
three-pointer, but Iverson had his back with a three that tied it with 6.2
Robinson, though, sank the game-winning three as time expired.
Webber made 1-of-2 foul shots late in the first quarter and the Sixers owned a
23-12 advantage. Samuel Dalembert’s dunk later in the period staked
Philadelphia to a 28-16 lead, and the 76ers carried a 30-20 cushion into the
After Iverson made it 40-25 with a basket, the Knicks got back into the game
and pulled within 41-34 on back-to-back three-point plays by Marbury.
Philadelphia then got some breathing room and made it 49-34 on an Iverson
jumper with four minutes to go, and led by a 58-45 score at halftime.
Iverson had 17 points at halftime, while Marbury netted 16.
Korver’s three-pointer early in the third quarter extended Philadelphia’s
lead to 63-47, but the Knicks went on an 18-2 run to even the score at 65
Iverson stopped the bleeding with a basket, and Marbury answered with a three
to give New York its first lead of the afternoon at 68-67. The Knicks then
carried a 70-69 edge into the fourth quarter as it outscored Philly by a 25-11
margin in the third period.
Robinson’s three-pointer pushed New York’s lead to 83-74 with about five
minutes remaining in the game. The Sixers scored five straight to pull within
four points and Webber’s bucket later in the frame made it 85-83.
Iverson was sent to the line with 1:42 on the clock and the Sixers star made
both foul shots to tie the game at 87 apiece. Malik Rose was then credited
with a basket on a goaltending call against Dalembert and New York took back
Dalembert sank 1-of-2 free throws to make it a one-point contest, but Crawford
connected on the other end for a 91-88 New York Lead. Webber answered with a
jumper and Marbury then added a layup, giving the Knicks a 93-90 edge with 20
Rose had 13 points and Crawford contributed 11 for the Knicks…Korver had 13
points, while Iguodala added 10 for the Sixers, who made 43 percent of their
shots…Korver made 3-of-7 three-pointers…New York had a 53-42 advantage on
the boards…The Knicks have won five of the last six meetings with
Philadelphia, which has dropped six in a row at Madison Square Garden.