Knicks fly over Hawks, win 107-101
- Updated: January 6, 2016
Arron Afflalo and Carmelo Anthony had each 23 points to help Knicks get the second win over the Atlanta Hawks, evening the series, after just two nights ago they crushed them at Madison Square Garden.
New York led with as many as 16 points as they started the fourth quarter with a three pointer from Derrick Williams to put the Knicks up 87-71. But the Hawks tried to make a comeback and Al Horfords‘ long distance shot put Atlanta at just 3 points behind with less then 2 minutes on the clock.
Dennis Schroder had the chance of cutting the lead to just one but missed a second free throw and after Jose Calderon scored a final jumper with 18 seconds left, the game was in the books.
Anthony added 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Kristaps Porzingis showed strength on the court, standing tall in front of Kent Bazemore‘s heckle and had another double-double game with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Williams scored 15 points coming off the bench.
The Knicks improved now their record 17-19 and tied the number of wins of the entire 2014/15 season.