Korver’s 27 help Hawks rally past Knicks, 103-96
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a strong start by Carmelo Anthony and New York to beat the Knicks 103-96 on Saturday night.
The Knicks were handed their fourth straight loss.
Jeff Teague had 19 points for Atlanta, which recovered after losing back-to-back road games at San Antonio and Charlotte by a combined five points.
Anthony led New York with 20 points, including 14 in the first period. Iman Shumpert had 19.
The Knicks led 63-48 in the third quarter before the Hawks rallied to take the lead with the final basket of the period. After several lead changes in the fourth, the Hawks took a 94-88 advantage with seven straight points, including a 3-pointer by Korver and two baskets by Teague.
With Anthony leading the way, the Knicks led 32-20 after the first period. New York stretched it to 61-48 at halftime even though Anthony didn't score in the second quarter.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said before the game he hoped improved depth would give Atlanta an advantage when playing on consecutive nights. The Hawks and Knicks traveled following losses to Charlotte and Brooklyn, respectively, on Friday night.
With the Knicks down to 12 players, Atlanta's deep bench showed in the second half.
The Knicks again were without point guards Jose Calderon (strained right calf) and Pablo Prigioni (sprained right ankle). Prigioni, who did not travel, missed his second straight game, and Calderon hasn't played this season.
The Hawks went up 5-3 and didn't lead again until a fast-break drive by Thabo Sefolosha gave Atlanta a 75-74 edge to close the third quarter.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points and Amare Stoudemire scored 14 for the Knicks.
DeMarre Carroll had 12 points and Paul Millsap had 11 points with 13 rebounds for Atlanta.
Knicks: Anthony shot 6 of 10 from the field in the first period and 2 for 10 the rest of the game. ... Shumpert, who fouled out with 43 seconds remaining, was back at small forward after starting at point guard in Friday night's loss to the Nets. Shane Larkin, who came off the bench against the Nets, started at point guard and had nine points.
Hawks: Second-year guard Dennis Schroeder's role continues to grow. He had 11 points and five steals in 20 minutes. Instead of seeing minutes only behind Teague, Schroeder played much of the second quarter with the starting point guard.
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