How long can the Philadelphia 76ers hold off the charging New York Knicks? I recently wrote an article examining if the Sixers could hold off the Boston Celtics. But now it is clear that I was asking the wrong question. The Sixers are faltering, with six losses in their last seven games and seven losses in their last 10. During the same time, the Knicks have gone 7-3 and cut the Sixers' lead to three games.