New York set the nets on fire shooting 56 percent for the game including 13-25 from three-point range. Every time the Hawks made a run, the Knicks had an answer usually coming in the form of a made three-pointer. Langston Galloway finished with a game-high 26 points while going 10-12 from the field and a perfect 6-6 from beyond-the-arc. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 23 points while Jason Smith chipped in 20 points to go along with nine rebounds.
Atlanta trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half. The Hawks made a run in the fourth quarter and tied the game at 87-87 on a three-pointer by Shelvin Mack with 9:48 remaining in the game. New York answered in a big way with three-pointers on their next three possessions to push the lead back to nine.
The Hawks would make another push at the end of the game. A Kyle Korver three with 52 seconds pulled Atlanta within three at 109-106. One possession later a steal by Jeff Teague led to a dunk by Mike Muscala and the lead was down to a single point with just 14 seconds remaining. Teague missed a game tying attempt with nine seconds remaining and Smith closed the game out at the free throw line giving the Knicks a rare victory.
Teague led the way for Atlanta with 19 points and nine assists. Korver also finished with 19 including four made three-pointers. Al Horford added 18 points while DeMarre Carroll chipped in 16 in the loss.
The Hawks will close out the regular season slate on Wednesday with a trip to Chicago to face the Bulls.