The Knicks couldn't handle Joel Embiid and JJ Redick, as the Sixers blew them out 117-91 on the road Wednesday night. >> Box score
Things to know about Wednesday's game
1) This was a rare off night for Tim Hardaway Jr., who couldn't find his shooting stroke. He went 1-for-11 from the field, including all six three-point attempts missing the net. Hardaway finished with just five points and two assists over 27 minutes on the court. He'll look to shake this one off for sure.
2) Mario Hezonja had a solid start to the game, hitting most of his shots. But he cooled off as the game progressed despite finishing with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting. He also had five rebounds, and that great defense coach Fizdale preached about was showcased with four steals.
3) The Sixers got off to a big start with 41 first-quarter points to create a 14-point lead early. The eventual 26-point win most came from Embiid and Redick, who had 24 points apiece. Embiid finished with a double-double -- his league-leading 21st on the season -- with 14 boards as well. Jimmy Butler was held to just nine points, while Ben Simmons had 14 points and eight assists.
4) The Knicks, as a team, shot just 34.8 percent from the field, and that isn't going to get the job done. The Sixers, on the other hand, finished with an efficient 54 percent from the field, including 48 percent from three (12-for-25).
5) Kevin Knox had a better game than his last contest. He had nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, and was tied for a team-high seven rebounds over 23 minutes.
Highlights from Wednesday's game
The Knicks return home for a tough matchup with Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday at 5 p.m.