Final Score: Knicks 98, Hawks 92

Bruce Bennett

The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up the regular season with a 98-92 loss to the New York Knicks and will have to settle for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.


Final - 4.17.2013 1 2 3 4 Total
Atlanta Hawks 16 23 29 24 92
New York Knicks 25 20 29 24 98

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The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up the 2012-13 regular season with a 98-92 loss to the New York Knicks. Head coach Larry Drew elected to play it safe in New York and rested his starters rather than trying to manipulate Atlanta's first-round matchup in the playoffs. The loss gives the Hawks the sixth seed where they will take on the Indiana Pacers in the first-round starting this weekend.

In Wednesday's finale, Drew rolled out his 29th different starting lineup of the season featuring Shelvin Mack and John Jenkins at guard, DeShawn Stevenson and Mike Scott at the forwards with Ivan Johnson at center. The Knicks also chose to rest their key players as they played without the likes of Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith.

After falling behind early, Scott and Jenkins led the Hawks on a run late in the third quarter that cut the once double figure lead to just 74-68. Atlanta pulled to within 78-76 early in the fourth quarter before New York answered with a 7-0 run to once again widen the gap.

Five different Hawks players scored in double figures led by Mike Scott's 23 points and 14 rebounds. Jenkins added 20 while Shelvin Mack finished with 14. Ivan Johnson added 12 points and eight boards and Dahntay Jones chipped in 11 off the bench.

New York's Chris Copeland finished with a career-best 33 points to lead the Knicks. James White added 20 while Iman Shumpert finished with 18. Earl Barron finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds after being signed this morning.

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