OG Anunoby in Knicks' starting lineup after 18-game absence. Maxey returns for the 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey, center, holds his head as Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr., right, look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

NEW YORK (AP) — OG Anunoby is in the starting lineup for the New York Knicks against Philadelphia on Tuesday after having right elbow surgery and missing 18 games.

All-Star guard Tyrese Maxey is back for the 76ers after a four-game absence because of a concussion.

Anunoby hasn't played since Jan. 27. He initially sat out in hopes rest would help before it was determined he needed surgery.

The forward had helped the Knicks surge to what became a 14-2 record in January after they acquired him from Toronto on Dec. 30. But All-Star Julius Randle also hasn't played since separating his shoulder in the Jan. 27 victory over Miami and center Mitchell Robinson remains out after left ankle surgery.

Maxey was hurt after slipping and banging his head on a player's knee during a victory at Dallas on March 3. He was able to finish the game but then began experiencing concussion symptoms before the 76ers' next game.


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