Dennis Schröder continues to impress as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks 91-85 to capture their first road win of the season. It wasn't easy and it certainly wasn't pretty but the Hawks found a way to grind out a win.
With Jeff Teague struggling to find a rhythm, Mike Budenholzer turned to Dennis Schröder who took advantage of the opportunity and came up big down the stretch. Schröder scored 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks were able to hold off New York late.
Neither team could find a good rhythm offensively but Atlanta did just enough from three-point range. The Hawks shot just 38 percent from the field but knocked down 10-27 three-point attempts and were nearly perfect at the free throw line going 27-28. Paul Millsap scored 12 of his 19 points in the third as Atlanta surged ahead for good.
New York rallied in the fourth behind Carmelo Anthony but it was Schröder who answered for the Hawks. His layup with 59 seconds remaining put Atlanta up 81-74 and he converted six straight free throws in the last minute to help keep the Knicks at bay.
Kyle Korver started 1-9 from the field but snapped back to form in the second half and finished with 17 points to go along with eight rebounds. Al Horford chipped in 12 points and six rebounds while DeMarre Carroll added nine and a team-best 10 rebounds.
Anthony led all scorers with 25 points but was just 11-25 from the field. Iman Shumpert added 18 points while Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in 15.
The win is Atlanta's first on the road this season and evens their record at 3-3. They are back in action at Philips Arena on Wednesday night when they take on the Utah Jazz.