Brandon Davies saw plenty of action as the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the New York Knicks 91-83 on Saturday night.
Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire led the way for a struggling Knicks squad who improved to 4-10 on the young season. Anthony registered a game-high 25 points on 50 percent shooting from the field to go along with seven rebounds and two assists. Stoudemire totaled 16 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the floor and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. He also added a team-high 11 rebounds in less than 20 minutes of play.
Philadelphia got its best performance out of rookie Nerlens Noel who finished with 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting as well as a game-high 12 rebounds and a pair of assists. The Sixers also got solids efforts out of Robert Covington and Hollis Thompson off the bench. Covington made all four of his 3-point attempts and both his free-throws on his way to 14 points while Thompson added 10 points and five rebounds.
Davies saw 21:42 of action and finished with four points on 1 of 2 shooting from the floor and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line. His only basket came late in the third quarter when he connected from close range. He also contributed three rebounds, including two on the offensive end.
Up next for Davies and the 76ers is a visit from the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.