The New York Knicks managed to hold off the Atlanta Hawks 106-104 Sunday night despite the Hawks shooting a whopping 60 percent in the game as the Knicks were lifted to victory by Carmelo Anthony’s franchise record-tying performance.
For further perspective on the Hawks’ hot shooting loss and Melo’s franchise game, Elias Sports Bureau is here to drop the knowledge.
Sharp-shooting Hawks Fall At Msg
From Elias: The Hawks shot 60 percent from the field in their loss at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta hadn’t lost a game in which it made at least 60 percent of its field-goal attempts since March 10, 1981, when the Hawks shot 62 percent from the field in a 118-116 loss to the Bulls. (Atlanta was 18-0 when shooting 60 percent or better in the interim.)
Anthony Scores 27 From Downtown, 15 From Uptown In Knicks’ Win
From Elias: Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points and tied a team-record with nine three-point field goals in the Knicks’ 106-104 victory over the Hawks. It was the 25th 40-point game of Anthony’s NBA career and his third since January 1, tying his personal high for one calendar month, set in December 2005.