Justin Anderson made the go-ahead basket with 24.3 seconds left and matched his career high with 19 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 105-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Acquired from Dallas last week in the deal that sent Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks, Anderson hit his first seven shots and forced Knicks star Carmelo Anthony into 5-for-18 shooting. Anderson and Anthony received technicals in the third quarter when they got face-to-face and exchanged words.
Dario Saric had 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Robert Covington added 16 points. The 76ers snapped a three-game losing streak, winning their first game since announcing Wednesday that Joel Embiid was done for the season with a knee injury.
Sunday’s action is in the books at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, which means there’s only one day left for prospects to impress potential employers.
The performances by the defensive linemen and linebackers were really impressive, serving as yet another reminder just how crazy athletic kids really are coming into the NFL Draft in 2017.
It used to be guys would show up at the combine as “tweeners” — players without an absolutely specific position — and they would get dinged for it. Now you want guys who are tweeners for their versatility.
Sunday was a prime example of that, with many different players capable of moving around in different spots showing up, as well as a number of prominent guys who flashed massive amounts of athleticism during the on-field action.
Myles Garrett: It shouldn’t be surprising that Garrett dominated at the combine. He’s a really athletic guy. But Sunday was more than just Garrett impressing people — he might have put the fear of God into the Cleveland Browns when it comes to the No. 1 pick. There are many things that Cleveland needs, but it’s hard to imagine them actually passing on Garrett given what he did at the combine.