Dueling Eagles chants broke out during Sunday's NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks.

The New York Knicks hosted the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. But one week away from Super Bowl, the attention of many of the fans at Madison Square Garden seemed to be not on either team playing in front of them, but on the NFC Champion, Philadelphia Eagles.

As the two cities are not far apart, it was not surprising to learn that a lot of Philadelphia fans made their way to New York for Sunday’s game. And in the early part of the game, the visiting 76ers were dominating the action. Late in the first quarter, the famed “E-A-G-L-E-S-Eagles” chant was audible at The World’s Most Famous Arena.

But the 76ers could not maintain their early stranglehold in the game. And in the final minutes, as the Knicks were putting the finishing touches on their come-from-behind, 108-97 victory, another Eagles chant broke out at MSG. Only, this one wasn’t so kind.

The 76ers have three games remaining before the Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs square off in Super Bowl LVII. They’ll be home against the Knicks on Friday. But that game is sandwiched between a road game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday and another back in New York against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. More Eagles-centric chants will likely be heard from those arenas.

[76ers on Twitter, ESPN on Twitter]

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