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Knicks Will Miss Trio of Key Players vs. Sixers on Saturday

The New York Knicks will be shorthanded against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.

Oh Sunday night, the Philadelphia 76ers travel up to the Big Apple, where they're set to take on the New York Knicks, looking to grab something from their season series.

The third installation between the two comes in the middle of a down swing for the Sixers, as they've dropped seven of their past ten games, with their ongoing losing streak currently stretching to three matches.

One possible reason for the current losing streak could be the injury bug that has bit Philadelphia, as they've been without reigning MVP Joel Embiid, De'Anthony Melton, Robert Covington, and most recently, Tyrese Maxey.

While the Sixers have started to slide down the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks have started to scale up the standings, but they too haven't been safe from the injury bug.

Their bad luck with injuries runs as far back as early December when Mitchell Robinson would be sidelined due to surgery which was done to repair a stress fracture.

Following that, Tom Thibodeau would get receive more bad news as their newly acquired guard OG Anunoby would be sidelined for some time due to an elbow injury, while Julius Randle would also be set to miss some serious game time due to a dislocated shoulder.

It appears that their injuries struggles are set to continue as the trio is set to be sidelined for Sunday's match against the Sixers.

While Robinson was already sidelined by the time the two first met in January, Anunoby, who had just come over from the Toronto Raptors, and Randle were the only members of the trio to have faced Philadelphia this season.

Granted Randle's performance wasn't anything to what he's used to putting up against the Sixers, scoring eight points and seven rebounds, which is below his career average of 20 points and nine rebounds.

While those three are set to be out, Thibodeau and the Knicks did get a major boost earlier on in the week as Jalen Brunson returned to action, following a brief injury scare that was caused by a knee contusion.

The Knicks' All-Star has been a thorn in the Sixers' side this season, averaging 25 points on 42 percent shooting, along with seven assists.

The Sixers and Knicks are set to face off on Sunday night, with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST