Knicks Fans Take Over Sixers’ Arena in Game 4, Leaving Joel Embiid Upset

The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia felt more like Madison Square Garden on Sunday night as Knicks fans dominated Game 4 of the NBA Playoff series. The New York Knicks secured a 97-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, giving them a 3-1 lead in the series. Jalen Brunson’s outstanding 47-point performance helped the Knicks secure the win, while their fans made their presence known with loud cheers.

Throughout the game, Knicks supporters outcheered Sixers fans, creating an unusual atmosphere for the home team. The New York fans even dressed the Sixers’ Wilt Chamberlain statue in a Knicks jersey and chanted, “F*** Embiid.” Joel Embiid, a key player for the Sixers, was not pleased with the unexpected takeover by the opposing fans.

 

Embiid expressed his disappointment after the game, stating that he loves his fans but was disheartened by the lack of support from Sixers fans. “It’s disappointing. I’ve been here for ten years, and I’ve never seen this happen before,” he said. Embiid emphasized that Philadelphia is known as a passionate sports town and felt that the situation was not acceptable.

Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein praised the fans’ energy, comparing it to European-style fan support. He noted that playing in Madison Square Garden is always special, but having such support on the road, especially during the playoffs, is unique and meaningful.

The Knicks can clinch the series with a win at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, setting up a potential matchup with the winner of the Bucks/Pacers series in the semifinals.

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