Knicks(19-25) vs. Hawks(26-18)
Al Harrington and the Knicks
leads team--->20.3 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists
Joe Johnson and the Hawks
leads team--->21.5 points per game, 6.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds
The Knicks have been red hot these past two weeks. They have won 4 out of their last 5 games, and they are currently just 1 game behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks are looking to make it 5 out of 6, as they take on the Hawks.
The Hawks are currently on a two game losing streak. Their most recent loss comes against the Miami Heat. The Hawks look to bounce back, as they take on Knicks.
Quentin Richardson is going to have the challenge of guarding Joe Johnson. Richardson needs to force Johnson into taking contested jumpers. Richardson also needs to post up and drive to the basket, if he wants to be successful against Joe Johnson.
Joe Johnson is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. He can score 30 or more points, on any given night. If Johnson starts feeling it from the perimeter, it will be a long night for the Knicks.
Nate Robinson has finally gotten out of his slump.
Here are Robinson's numbers, over the last 3 games:
20 points, 5 rebounds, 3.6 assists
Prediction: Knicks 105 Hawks 103
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