Balanced Hawks rally for 114-107 victory over Knicks

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 22, 2018 12:06 PM
Balanced Hawks rally for 114-107 victory over Knicks
Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) steals the ball from New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in New York. The Hawks won 114-107. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

By Jeffrey Bernstein, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Bazemore scored 22 points, John Collins had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the New York Knicks 114-107 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).

The Hawks had seven players score in double figures in their second straight win. Trae Young had 15 points and 10 assists, and Kevin Huerter finished with 16 points.

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 32 points, but the Knicks dropped their fourth consecutive game. Kevin Knox scored 17 of his 24 points in the first quarter.

Mudiay's layup gave New York a 99-95 lead with 7:23 left, but Atlanta responded with a 9-0 run. Young capped the decisive stretch with a layup with 3:47 left.

After Mudiay hit a jumper for the Knicks, Young converted a three-point play to extend the Hawks' lead to 107-101 with 3:04 remaining.

Alex Len and DeAndre' Bembry each had 12 points for Atlanta, which went 10 for 29 from 3-point range. Jeremy Lin added 11 points.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points for New York, and Noah Vonleh had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The Knicks opened a 46-31 lead on Luke Kornet's three-pointer with 9:35 left in the second quarter. Huerter's driving layup trimmed Atlanta's deficit to 69-60 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Hawks: Vince Carter, the NBA's oldest active player at 41, was scoreless in 13 minutes, but he grabbed six rebounds. ... The Hawks lead the all-time series with the Knicks 196-177, but are only 65-94 on the road against New York.

Knicks: Rookies Allonzo Trier (strained left hamstring) and Mitchell Robinson (sprained left ankle) remain sidelined by injuries.

PORZINGIS UPDATE

New York forward Kristaps Porzingis, who is coming back from left knee surgery, has made good progress in his rehabilitation, according to the team. He is expected to be re-evaluated in mid-February.

YOUTH IS SERVED

Young is the only Atlanta player to start each of the team's 31 games this season.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Visit Detroit on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

Knicks: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).

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