'This game is crazy': Stars weigh in on 76ers-Knicks ending


Trailing 101-96 with just under 50 seconds remaining, the New York Knicks had a win probability of just 4% and needed a little bit of playoff magic to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers.

And the “Nova Knicks” were happy to oblige.

New York went on an 8-0 run in the final 30 seconds to win Game 2 against Philly, 104-101.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Knicks are the fourth team in the last 25 seasons to win a playoff game after trailing by at least five points in the final 30 seconds of regulation. They are the first to win in regulation

Here’s how they made history:

With 30 seconds left in regulation, Donte DiVincenzo dished out a dime to Jalen Brunson, who scored on a 3-pointer from the wing to shrink the deficit to two points.

On the very next play, chaos ensued on the Sixers inbound attempt. Josh Hart came up with the ball and tossed it to an open DiVincenzo, who missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt with 15.1 seconds remaining — but that was plenty of time for the Knicks.

Isaiah Hartenstein grabbed the offensive board and passed to OG Anunoby, who found DiVincenzo at the top of the arc, and this time he cashed in on the 25-foot jumper to put the Knicks up 102-101 with 13.1 seconds left.

As if the Knicks needed any more momentum, Hartenstein put an exclamation mark on the win by blocking Tyrese Maxey’s layup attempt.

Anunoby sank his two free throw attempts to conclude the victory — and the Madison Square Garden crowd celebrated accordingly.

That celebration also spilled over to the internet, where Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and other famous NBA fans shared their thoughts on the Knicks’ late-game heroics.






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