76ers 116, Knicks 87: The Knicks aren't the only team in the Atlantic Division that can put up the points. Philadelphia held New York to an ugly 33% from the field and Mike D'Antoni wasn't able to find a single player on his bench to give the team a spark, despite trying except Eddy Curry. The 76ers also out rebounded the Knicks 61-43 and forced the Knicks into taking 28 three pointers, which they only made 7 of. Elton Brand led Philly, picking up a double-double on 24 points and 14 rebounds.
New York also featured Stephon Marbury on the bench in street clothes. Marbury, who didn't see any time in the Knicks' first game of the season, was placed on the inactive list prior to the game. Marbury reportedly requested to be placed on the inactive list after he was told he wouldn't be playing. He's earning every penny of that $21.9 million salary this season!