A quick glance at the postgame stat sheet tells just exactly how much Sixers' coach Doug Collins wanted Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The minutes grew for some players and the rotations got shorter.

Often, Collins will play nine or 10 of his 12 active players with more than enough minutes to go around.

Not on Sunday, though. Instead, with a rare two days off between games, Collins primarily went with just seven players and made sure that he had the matchups he wanted. No, this time there was no messing around.