here's some encouraging news on the topic:

Chaney has tried to mix and match at the point all season with Charlie Ward, Howard Eisley and Frank Williams. The results have been generally underwhelming.

But against Atlanta, Williams provided a spark early in the third quarter. Entering with the Knicks down 55-52, Williams was at the controls during the 15-0 run the Knicks made to grab the lead and control of the game. On the night, he had a nice-looking line: 23 minutes, 10 points, nine assists, one turnover, two steals.

"It helps when you push buttons and guys respond," Chaney said. "To me, when a guy on the bench can come in and give you that lift, and replace a guy who's struggling, that's a key."

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