Knicks, Hawks tangle at Philips Arena

( – The New York Knicks attempt to halt a three-game losing
streak when they head to Atlanta to face the Hawks Saturday night.

The Knicks have lost three in a row and will wrap up a three-game road trip
before returning home for four straight games.

New York sustained a 110-99 loss in Brooklyn Friday night in the battle of the
Big Apple, as Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points on just 5-of-20 shooting and
Tim Hardaway Jr. ended with 16 points.

Amare Stoudemire netted 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Knicks,
who shot 41.1 percent and made 8-of-19 3-pointers. The Knicks have yet to
reach 100 points in a game this season.

“Hats off to them, they did a great job breaking down our defense. Gotta give
them credit,” Hardaway Jr. said.

Meanwhile, the Hawks will visit New York Monday to close out the home-and-home
set and dropped their second straight game Friday at Charlotte.

Lance Stephenson banked in a 3-pointer as time expired in the second overtime,
leading the Hornets to a 122-119 triumph. Al Horford paced the visitors with
24 points and 10 rebounds, while Jeff Teague ended with 22 points and 15
assists. Kyle Korver was 4-of-7 from 3-point range en route to 20 points.

“Our team keeps showing fight,” said Horford. “Our guys just keep fighting
until the last second.”

Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll each had 13 points for Atlanta, which made
46.2 percent of its shots and was outrebounded 51-38. Charlotte scored 27
points off 19 Atlanta turnovers and had 58 points in the paint.

The Hawks entered the game averaging 31.0 points in the fourth quarter and
were limited to 19 points in the period Friday night. They ended with 28
assists and have handed out at least 26 in all four games.

Atlanta and New York split four meetings last season, while the Knicks have
dominated the series lately with a 12-5 mark in the last 17 games. The two
clubs have split the previous 12 contests at Philips Arena.