5 Facts to Know for Knicks-76ers

The Knicks host the 76ers for a Christmas Day matinee.

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1 Christmas Day Matinee

The MSG Networks Knicks crew makes sure they have everything ready for Knicksmas.

The Knicks are no strangers to playing on Christmas Day.

They have played more games on Christmas (51) than any other team and have a 22-29 record.

2 Home Sweet Home

The Knicks return to Madison Square Garden where they are 15-5 on the year.

New York has dominated Philadelphia at home, winning seven straight games against the Sixers at The World’s Most Famous Arena. 

3 Double-Double Machine

Enes Kanter scored a season-high 22 points in Detroit Friday while also grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds. 

That raised his season averages to a double-double (13.5 points and 10.0 rebounds). 

4 Bounce Back

Kristaps Porzingis speaks with Rebecca Haarlow after scoring a game-high 29 points in the Knicks' 104-101 loss to the Pistons in Detroit.

After an 0-for-11, one-point outing on Thursday, Kristaps Porzingis bounced back in a big way against Detroit. 

Porzingis scored a game-high 29 points, 19 of which came in the second half while recoding nine rebounds. 

5 Philly's Own Unicorns

While the Knicks have KP, the 76ers have two young budding superstars of their own in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. 

Embiid, 23, is averaging 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and two blocks while Simmons, 21, is averaging 17.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 7.7 assists. 

However, we might not get to see Embiid who is listed as questionable (back).