ATLANTA — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 27 of his 34 factors within the second half, Enes Kanter added 17 factors and 11 rebounds off the bench, and the Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks, 112-107, on Wednesday evening.
In a matchup of rebuilding golf equipment, Allonzo Trier completed with 16 factors and Noah Vonleh had 11 factors and 13 rebounds to assist the Knicks snap a two-game skid.
Omari Spellman scored 18 factors for the Hawks, who’ve misplaced two straight, and 6 of their final seven. Alex Poythress’s basket minimize the result in four factors with 22.eight seconds remaining, however the Hawks blew their subsequent two possessions as Poythress dropped an inbound cross and Taurean Prince missed two free throws.
Trae Young, the fifth total decide on this yr’s draft, completed with 15 factors and eight assists for Atlanta, however he missed 13 of 19 photographs and went simply 1 for 7 on Three-point makes an attempt.
Hardaway, who had career-highs of 16 free throws made and 20 tried, took cost within the third quarter as one of many few veteran gamers on the ground. He was 5 for eight from the sector and had 15 factors, two steals and one blocked shot.
The Knicks by no means trailed after Emmanuel Mudiay’s Three-pointer made it 65-63 halfway via the third. They took their greatest lead at 16 on Kanter’s two free throws within the last minute of the interval.
Kanter received twisted up with the Hawks reserve heart Miles Plumlee on a rebound try early within the fourth. He flipped over and landed on his head after each gamers fell to the ground, however he stayed within the recreation.