The Atlanta Hawks turned in perhaps their best performance of the season so far defeating the New York Knicks 110-90 at Madison Square Garden. The Atlanta Hawks used a balanced effort across the board to hand the New York Knicks their fifth consecutive home loss by a score of 110-90. Atlanta avenges an earlier loss this week to the Knicks and improves to 6-4 on the season. New York led 26-24 after one but the Hawks forged ahead in the second and were able to keep the Knicks at arms length before pulling away in the fourth. Atlanta continually attacked the paint with Jeff Teague again setting the tone and challenging New York to make the right decisions defensively against the pick and roll. Teague's penetration opened things up for Atlanta's shooters and the Hawks knocked down 56 percent of their shots in the game. That more than made up for the 48-36 advantage the Knicks had on the glass. New York grabbed 19 offensive rebounds in the game which led to 25 second chance points. Those second chance points were the only thing that kept this game from being a blowout a lot sooner. Eight different Hawks players scored in double figures led by Jeff Teague's 16. Kyle Korver extended his three-point streak to 83 straight games and finished with 15 points. Paul Millsap moved back into the starting lineup and came up huge down the stretch finishing with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Al Horford and DeMarre Carroll finished with 12 and 10 respectively.
Hawks blow out Knicks 110-90
Peachtree Hoops | Nov 17