The Philadelphia 76ers are making sure they have a true home-court advantage.

After a wild victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night to keep their season alive, 76ers co-owners Josh Harris, David Blitzer and David Adelman, along with Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin, purchased 2,000 tickets to Thursday’s Game 6 in Philadelphia.

The tickets will be distributed to first responders, health care professionals, community groups and other Philadelphia-based organizations.

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Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is seen before Game 4 between the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers during Round 1 of the 2024 NBA Playoffs on Sunday.   (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

In a statement, the team said the tickets will be given “to harness the intensity and excitement for tomorrow’s crucial showdown with the New York Knicks.”

Sixers star Joel Embiid turned heads when he said he was “disappointed” that Knicks fans had seemingly taken over Wells Fargo Center in Game 4. So, Rubin wanted to keep the home court advantage.

“[W]e absolutely CANNOT let Knicks fans take over our arena again!!!” Rubin posted on X.

Rubin also joked that the tickets will be given out “once we know they’re legit Sixers fans and not imposters.”

Embiid said he was angered by the mixed crowd in Game 4, “especially because Philly is considered a sports town. It’s not OK.”

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The Philadelphia 76ers’ logo is seen outside Wells Fargo Center before the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championship semifinal game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on May 27, 2023. (Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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It should be noted that ticket prices at New York’s Madison Square Garden are typically higher than prices in Philly.

This also wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the Sixers stealing Game 5 at MSG. New York led 96-90 with 28 seconds left, but Tyrese Maxey converted a wild four-point play. Josh Hart then made just one of two free throws, and Maxey drilled a logo three to force overtime.

The Knicks scored the first five points of overtime, but Philly answered with a 9-0 run and never looked back, as Maxey dropped a game-high 46 points.

Tyrese Maxey reacts on court

Tyrese Maxey of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates during Game 5 against the New York Knicks in Round 1 of the 2024 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Game 6 is set to tip off Thursday at 9 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.

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