Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Knicks - January 1, 2010

New York 112, Atlanta 108 | January 1, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • The Hawks dropped their third straight game (for the first time this year) with a 112-108 overtime loss to the Knicks.
  • The Hawks led by as many as 9 points in the first half but trailed 55-54 at the break, thanks to a 17-6 New York run in the 2nd quarter.
  • Al Horford scored 14 points in the first half to lead Atlanra, while Joe Johnson added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists...Wilson Chandler and Nate Robinson each had 14 for the Knicks.
  • Atlanta turned up the defense in the third quarter, holding the Knicks to 12 points, while putting in 26 for an 80-67 lead heading to the final stanza...It was New York's turn in the fourth, outscoring Atlanta 32-19 on 14-21 FGs (3-4 3FGs) to send it to overtime.
  • Robinson came off the bench to score a game-high 41 for NY...Wilson Chandler tallied 24 points and 17 boards.
  • Johnson paced Atlanta with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists...Al Horford had a monster night with 22 points (tying a career-high with 11 FGM) and 19 boards for his 16th double-double of the year...Josh Smith also had a double-double with a season-high 24 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Robinson scored 27 of his points in the 2nd half and overtime, including 11 in the OT session.
  • For the game the Knicks shot 51.1% from the field and hit 11 3FGs while the Hawks hit 46.0% and made 7 from downtown.
  • Mike Bibby became the 49th player in NBA history to reach the 5000 career assist plateau with a 2nd quarter helper to Al Horford.
  • The Hawks are back in action on Monday in Miami (SPSO HD\NBA TV and 790 The Zone).

Jamal Crawford



Honorable Mentions:
Joe Johnson - 28 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast
Josh Smith - 24 pts, 10 reb, 2 blk

- Straight to the point, Nate Robinson was the difference tonight for the Knicks. He is well known as a streaky, but explosive, offensive weapon and tonight he went on one of the hotter streaks of his career. His 41 points was just four shy of his career-high, and well above his season-high of 25. Shoot, he hasn't even seen the court since playing 11 minutes on December 1, against the Suns. His 10 points in the second changed the game, but not as much as his 14 points that he dropped as an encore in the fourth quarter. New York didn't even try any other options in overtime, they just rode Nate the whole way.

- The third quarter was by far the best for the Hawks tonight. They jumped ahead by 13 as Al Horford and J-Smoove combined to shoot 7-for-7 for the period.

- The Hawks will have plenty of chances for redemption in front of Friday night home crowds as this began a stretch of six consecutive Fridays at the Highlight Factory - VIDEO.