The Sixers will play four division matchups in their next five games, beginning with a home-and-home set against the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon and Monday night.
The Knicks and Sixers enter Sunday's noon contest 1-0, but New York's Friday night victory was an emotional, intense experience against the team that bounced them from the postseason in the first round last spring.
The Knicks-Heat game was the first sporting event to take place in New York City since the devastating damage done by Hurricane Sandy to Manhattan and its surrounding areas. Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while his team made 19 three-pointers.
And according to Doug Collins, New York was making a statement with its 104-84 win.
"Last night they were incredible," Collins said. "Watching that game, the ball was moving -- 27 assists, 19 threes. Their defense was tremendous. I mean it is as good as I have ever seen New York play."
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