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New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks

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Final
116 - 114

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Randle, Brunson lead Knicks to a 116-114 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Onyeka Okongwu denies New York Knicks with block

Julius Randle led the Knicks with 29 points, while the Hawks didn't get much out of their guard duo of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray. Young had 15 points and Murray was held to 13.

“We showed a lot of toughness — more mental than physical — and found a way to win,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said.

Young had a chance to tie it for the Hawks, but he missed the second of two free throws to leave the Knicks with a 112-111 lead in a fourth quarter than went back and forth.

Brunson came the other way and calmly knocked down the shot that gave New York some breathing room.

“He couldn't find his rhythm early,” Thibodeau said. “But he just kept working the game, working the game, working the game.”

Murray scored on a drive to again make it a one-point game, only to have Immanuel Quickley sink a pair of free throws with 8.9 seconds remaining.

Bogdan Bogdanovic, who led the Hawks with 28 points, missed badly on a rushed 3-pointer off the inbounds pass. But Atlanta got one more chance when New York was called for a five-second violation trying to inbound the ball.

Murray raced down looking to get off a shot beyond the arc, but Brunson managed to foul him before he went up. Murray made the first throw and intentionally missed the second, but Atlanta's Onyeka Okongwu was called for a lane violation when he stepped over the line too soon.

“We're still figuring it out,” said Atlanta's Jalen Johnson, who had 18 points. “I'm hoping it happens sooner than later.”

Atlanta appeared to have the upper hand when Saddiq Bey slammed one home off a missed 3-pointer by Bogdanovic, pushing the Hawks to a 101-94 lead.

After a timeout, New York bounced back with eight straight points as Immanuel Quickley and Brunson both knocked down 3s. Quickley finished with 20 points.

The Knicks led by as many as 13 in the first half. Randle led the way, filling the void with RJ Barrett missing his second straight game suffering from a migraine.

Randle also had 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Mitchell Robinson grabbed 15 rebounds and created all sorts of havoc for the Knicks in the lane.

With Atlanta getting little out of its starting guards, Bogdanovic and Bey came off the bench to lead the Hawks back.

Bogdanovic knocked down a couple of 3-pointers as part of a 10-point quarter, while Bey chipped in with nine points. Johnson added eight, closing the deficit to 57-56 at halftime.

With Barrett already sidelined, the Knicks lost another player when Quentin Grimes headed to locker room early in the fourth quarter with an apparent wrist left injury. Thibodeau called it a bruise and doesn't think it's a serious issue.

Grimes was hurt while defending a drive to the basket by Bogdanovic.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Head to Washington to face the Wizards in an NBA In-Season Tournament game Friday night. New York lost its opener of the group stage, while the Wizards are 0-2.

Hawks: Host the Philadelphia 76ers in a tournament game on Friday. Atlanta is 1-0 in the group, while the Sixers split their first two games.

Regular Season Series

NY leads series 2-0

Matchup Prediction

Hawks: 57.6%
Knicks: 42.4%
*According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index

Recent Plays

4th 0.0 End of Game 116 - 114
4th 0.0 End of the 4th Quarter 116 - 114
4th 3.2 Donte DiVincenzo enters the game for Mitchell Robinson 116 - 114
4th 3.2 Dejounte Murray lane violation 116 - 114
4th 3.2 Knicks defensive team rebound 116 - 114

Statistics

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45-94 FG 41-75
47.9 Field Goal % 54.7
16-34 3PT 12-31
47.1 Three Point % 38.7
10-11 FT 20-26
90.9 Free Throw % 76.9
42 Rebounds 30
14 Offensive Rebounds 6
28 Defensive Rebounds 24
29 Assists 28
9 Steals 11
2 Blocks 6
16 Turnovers 15
1 Team Turnovers 0
17 Total Turnovers 15
0 Technical Fouls 0
0 Total Technical Fouls 0
0 Flagrant Fouls 0
13 Points Off Turnovers 21
14 Fast Break Points 8
50 Points in Paint 42
20 Fouls 20
13 Largest Lead 7

Game Information

State Farm Arena

Location: Atlanta, GA
Attendance: 17,060 · Capacity:

2023-24 Atlantic Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Boston 43 12 .782 - W6
New York 33 22 .600 10 L4
Philadelphia 32 22 .593 10.5 L1
Brooklyn 21 33 .389 21.5 L2
Toronto 19 36 .345 24 L3

2023-24 Southeast Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Miami - 25 W2 0.54545456 30
Orlando - 25 W1 0.54545456 30
Atlanta 6 31 L2 0.43636364 24
Charlotte 16.5 41 W3 0.24074075 13
Washington 20.5 45 L8 0.16666667 9
Full Standings

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